Daily Change Challenge
Planet is looking for new solutions that monitor and act on physical changes to the earth as observed via satellite data. Solutions should use both Planet and Copernicus data to provide value-added services or insights to industry. To do this, participants will have free access to the Planet Platform, which provides imagery from both PlanetScope satellites and Copernicus Sentinel-2. Solutions should be commercially viable and proven with a working prototype over more than one area of land. The most compelling solutions will provide insights that have the potential to disrupt their market.
Markets of particular interest to Planet are:
- Finance & Business Intelligence: Build predictive analytics based on change detection e.g. crop yield, oil inventory, disaster impact.
- Energy & Infrastructure: Use daily change detection to monitor assets, understand industry competitors, or assess and mitigate disaster.
- Civil Government: Understand changes in urban growth or monitor natural disasters, food and water security, or the local environment.
- Forestry: Analyse forest health by monitoring daily changes in illegal logging and forestry operations.
- Mapping: Increase map accuracy with frequent imagery updates.
Each participant that registers for the Planet Daily Change Challenge will have free access to Planet’s global imagery and an API key via the Planet Platform for the duration of the Challenge. This includes documentation to assist you with building solutions based on your analysis of the imagery. Register directly with Planet for your free access: www.planet.com/CopernicusTrial
Planet will provide the winner with an opportunity to finalise their solution and bring it to market. This includes the following prize details:
- 6 months free access to Planet’s Application Developer Program (ADP) that includes access to Planet’s daily data over relevant areas of land (up to 150k sq. km), with a commercial value close to EUR 1 million
- Sales support for the winner when their solution is customer ready and where relevant, integration into Planet’s regular sales efforts
- Technical and business consulting from Planet during the 6-month ADP phase
- Exclusive commercial contract for Planet imagery once the first customer is identified
- Access to the Copernicus Accelerator programme (if eligible)
Submissions to the Planet Daily Change Challenge will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Innovation: Does the solution propose something more than an imagery browser?
- Planet Connection: Does the solution use both Planet data and Copernicus data to create added-value for end users?
- Industrial Application: Can the solution be used to solve real challenges faced by businesses today?
- Commercial Viability: Does the solution present a viable business model that considers the cost of operations and Planet imagery?
Founded in 2010 by a team of ex-NASA scientists, Planet is driven by a mission to image the entire Earth every day, and make Earth’s changes visible, accessible and actionable.
Planet started as a small team of physicists, aerospace and mechanical engineers in a garage, using the cubesat form-factor to inform the first designs of the Dove satellite. Just three years after their first satellite entered space, Planet now operates the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites…ever.
Their satellites are collecting a radical new data set with endless, real-world applications. Whether one is measuring agricultural yields, monitoring natural resources, or aiding first responders after natural disasters, Planet’s data is here to lend businesses and humanitarian organisations a helping hand. Planet believes timely, global imagery will empower informed, deliberate and meaningful stewardship of our planet.