Chin Lakes, Alberta Jun 06, 2015

NASA Harvest: Larger wheat harvest in Ukraine than expected

Analysts at NASA Harvest have been tracking the impact to agriculture in Ukraine since the outbreak of the Russo-Ukrainian war, and their latest study (re-posted in full from NASA Earth Observatory below) shows that farmers have harvested 26.8 million tons…...


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Data Program Continues to Use High-Resolution Satellite Imagery to Help Fight Deforestation and Combat Climate Change

The NICFI Satellite Data Program continues to serve a diverse community of users that are putting high-resolution satellite imagery to work in helping fight deforestation and combat climate change. This quarter, we conducted our third user survey of Level 1…

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News

Geospatial technology helps in the fight against environmental crimes in Brazil

Download the comprehensive case study here. Click here to read this blog in Portuguese; and here to read it in Spanish The size and complexity of the Brazilian territory, especially in the Amazon region, has historically plagued institutions, like the…

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Technology

Introducing Planetary Variables: Soil Water Content, Land Surface Temperature, and Vegetation Biomass

Near the end of last year, Planet acquired VanderSat, the company Richard de Jeu founded in 2015, and which I have been a part of from the very beginning. The company started with the aim of simplifying highly advanced satellite…

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Seeing African Restoration from Space: Planet and Justdiggit Enable Nature-based Solutions to Regreen the Land

Planet Images and Graphics by: Max Borrmann and Rob Simmon with support from Owen Troy, Steve Levay, and Mendy Van Der Vliet. As our satellites pass over regions of Kenya and Tanzania, they are capturing a tremendous transformation happening on the ground. Land that has been dry and parched for years is […]

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Planet Announces Board Expansion with Addition of Kristen Robinson

We are thrilled to announced that Kristen Robinson will be joining Planet’s Board of Directors. Robinson brings 30 years of experience in human resources, finance and marketing at software and technology companies.  Voted in at Planet’s Annual General Meeting on November 9, this is our first board addition since going public in […]

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stories

Planet Satellites Help SynMax Usher In a New Transparent Energy Economy

“Over the next 20 years, the world will move from a hydrocarbon-based economy into a clean energy-based economy. Those 20 years are going to be very messy if we don’t have the right information to ramp one down while ramping the other one up.” – Eric Anderson, Chief Technology Officer, SynMax Energy […]

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How a satellite-robot-AI trio is helping to improve vineyards one grape leaf at a time

While consumers worry about the taste of corked wine, growers fret over disease. It’s the most limiting factor to wine production, managing it is expensive, and climate change is making it worse. But technology is driving the next agricultural revolution. And a group of growers and researchers are harnessing new tech’s power […]

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Moving from awareness to action with the Nonprofit Program

Here’s what happens when we put satellite data into the hands of nonprofits Similar to Planet, nonprofit organizations and NGOs are mission-driven, high impact organizations that aim to promote the common good. However, due to extremely tight budgets supported primarily through donations and funding from philanthropic and government organizations, nonprofits often rely […]

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