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Planet has multiple data access pathways for researchers and students to utilize our high spatial and temporal resolution imagery for high impact  science.

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Start Your Journey of Exploration with Planet Data Through One or More of the Programs  Below

Through Planet’s Science Programs, researchers and educators around the world can access our imagery for a wide range of non-commercial applications.

Education and Research  Program

Through our Education and Research (E&R) Program, Planet provides university access to PlanetScope and RapidEye imagery for non-commercial research use by application. The E&R Program hosts more than 10,000 users across 100+ countries and more than 1,000 universities.

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NASA Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA)  Program

Through CSDA, any federally-funded research qualifies for free access to Planet’s vast archive of PlanetScope and RapidEye imagery for scientific use cases.

European Space Agency EarthNet  Programme

Any researcher from an ESA member state or China, including non-profit researchers and those at government institutions, may apply for access to PlanetScope, RapidEye, and SkySat imagery through the ESA EarthNet portal.

RapidEye Science Archive  (RESA)

Any German researcher, including non-profit researchers and those at government institutions, may apply for access to PlanetScope, RapidEye, and SkySat imagery through the RESA program.

Norway’s International Climate and Forest  Initiative

Through Norway’s International Climate and Forests Initiative (NICFI), anyone can now access Planet’s high-resolution, analysis-ready mosaics of the world’s tropics for the purposes of reducing and reversing tropical forest loss, combating climate change, conserving biodiversity, and facilitating sustainable development.

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