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sustainability Blog Posts

Using Planet Satellite Data to Monitor Threats to Wildlife and Ecosystems

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In remote regions of the world or those where political conflicts reduce access to protected areas, researchers and conservationists need solutions for monitoring activity that threatens wildlife and ecosystems.  Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), an international conservation organization founded in 1858 focuses on maintaining biodiversity and conserving wildlife and ecosystems in protected areas […]

Here’s What Happened at COP26 and How Satellite Data Can Help

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COP26 kicked off last week and already we’ve seen major pledges and initiatives announced that are designed to save our planet from the worst effects of the climate emergency. These critical plans for curbing emissions, ending deforestation, and protecting our oceans show promise, but in order to make meaningful progress there must […]

Planet Names Top Three Finalists of the 2021 Copernicus Masters’ “See Change, Change the World” Challenge

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Planet is pleased to announce the top three finalists of our “See Change, Change the World” Challenge as part of the Copernicus Masters competition, which awards prizes to developers who leverage Planet and Copernicus data to address objectives of the European Green Deal. The three finalists and their proposed solutions demonstrate the […]

Planet Customers Share How Our Satellite Data Enables Global Transparency and Sustainability at Explore 2021

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During the second day of Explore 2021, our customers shared how they are enabling global transparency and supporting critical sustainability research. Our science track demonstrated the robust research applications for Planet’s datasets, highlighting key findings in climate change and carbon farming initiatives. We also heard from Norway’s International Forest and Climate Initiative […]

Planet Appoints Andrew Zolli As Chief Impact Officer As It Accelerates Investment In Sustainability

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I’m proud to announce that Planet has appointed Andrew Zolli as Planet’s new Chief Impact Officer.  Planet’s purpose is to use space to help life on Earth. Our data, platforms, and services are powerful tools for addressing critical planetary challenges including climate change, sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian emergencies. For the […]

NICFI Satellite Data Program Extended to Include Recipients of the GEO-Microsoft Planetary Computer Grants Program

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In an effort to advance scientific research, development, and discovery from the NICFI Satellite Data Program, Planet has teamed up with Microsoft to make high-resolution, tropical forest Basemaps available to select researchers within the Planetary Computer platform. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), in partnership with Microsoft, today announced a Request for […]

Powered by Planet Data, The Allen Coral Atlas Completes Its Mission to Comprehensively Map All of the World’s Coral Reefs from Space

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Today marks a major milestone for global ocean science, management and biodiversity conservation. Utilizing more than two million Planet images, ground data collected from around the world, and advanced machine learning techniques, our partners at the Allen Coral Atlas, housed at Arizona State University, have now completed the first-ever, high-resolution spatial and […]

How the Climate Conversation Changed in 2021

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This is the most important year for climate action since the Paris Climate Agreement was passed in 2015. National governments are strengthening their national climate action plans; companies, cities and communities are setting more ambitious targets; global financial markets are beginning to demand significant decarbonization; and the world is gearing up for […]

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