Events in Earth & Environment

  • Starts: 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Ends: 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020
Joe Mascaro, Director of Education & Research Programs, Planet // Planet is an integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates the largest fleet of earth observation satellites in history. With ~120 “Dove” imaging satellites now in orbit, Planet is imaging the entire land surface of the Earth on a daily basis with multispectral (RGB+NIR) sensors at ~3.7m per pixel. Planet also operates a constellation of 13 “SkySats,” capable of 0.8m multispectral (RGB+NIR) imaging as well as 0.8m panchromatic video from space. This massive, >200 billion square kilometer dataset has unique applications for monitoring the status of Earth’s ecosystems and human activities that influence them. Through our Education and Research program, Planet has more than 7,000 users studying a wide variety of disciplines, including climate change in the cryosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and vegetation dynamics, wildlife biology, threats to coral reefs and other marine habitats, agricultural productivity, and disaster response and humanitarian assistance. Given the enormity of Planet’s dataset, many users are pioneering new methods in remote sensing, including computer vision. We will share results from Planet’s research partner network, synthesize the potential scientific value of Planet’s persistent monitoring capability, and discuss methods by which the data can be accessed by the scientific community.
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