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PlanetLabs / Planet API / Bioneer Leonardo DiCaprio join up with #Earth Vision

Reefscape, Another New Way to View, Watch Over & Care for Our Common Home



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Methane, We're Watching

Detecting methane from space
"There has been quite a buzz around this unique advancement in space, and the valuable data it will provide on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that accounts for a quarter of the warming our planet is experiencing today. Curbing anthropogenic methane emissions is one of the most efficient and economical options available to slow the rate of warming over the next few decades, while efforts continue to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide."

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is planning to be the first environmental group to send its own satellite into space.

“We need good solid data so that we really can support global action on climate change, and we’ve got to do it fast,” says Steven Hamburg, the EDF’s chief scientist.
The most detailed measurements currently available of atmospheric methane concentrations currently come from a sensor aboard the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P spacecraft, which launched in October 2017. The Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument provides global coverage at a resolution of nearly 50 square kilometres, but those measurements do not capture the dispersed sources of emissions from oil and gas fields.
Commercial firms have developed high-resolution sensors that can be placed aboard 10-centimetre-sided CubeSats to measure emissions from individual wells or other facilities. Those data are proprietary, however, and the measurements cannot be scaled up to the level of an entire oil and gas field.
The Environmental Defense Fund team is designing MethaneSAT to provide more-precise measurements, at a resolution of 1 square kilometre, with global coverage at least once a week.

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Earth Science from Space
New Ways to See & Take 'Earth Action'

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Google Earth Outreach
Bioneer Rebecca Moore

Global Fishing Watch
Global Forest Watch

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Earth Science Research from Space
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Planet Labs is now just 'Planet'

Announcement - June 12, 2016

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An API for the Planet #PlanetLabs

Open Source Conference keynote API / An Open Sourced Discovery

Mission: Democratizing Access to Information About the Changing Planet

Planet Labs, newly deployed Doves

Smartphones++ in Space!

Launch of new Flock of Dove Satellites to Image Earth

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"Rapid cadence imagery, like Planet Labs is developing, helps us become better, more sustainable stewards of Earth."

Via the NYT ... Investing in Earth Imaging

Visit Planet's Earth Images Gallery

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Earth Imaging: Eyes in the Sky, Monitoring the Earth by Satellite

2014 / 2013

NextGen #EarthScience in an era of #climatechange and #globalsecurity threat

New Space startups to watch (our eyes are especially on "Planet Labs")

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DigitalGlobe, highest rez commercially avail #earthimaging from space [1] [2] [3]

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New Space

“With all these start-ups, the things you’ll be able to do with satellite images will grow exponentially.” - IEEE-May 2014

Moving from almost exclusively multi-billion dollar military/defense-communication satellite operations to nextgen 'small cap' startups and 'New Space' ventures and applications with earth systems monitoring, resources, sustainable business, and low-earth orbit.

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