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Geospatial Forum with Austin Stone (Planet Labs) and Dr. Corbin Kling (Planet Federal)
October 7, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Introduction to Planet Labs, Platforms and Near-Daily Imagery
Summary: The space industry is undergoing a rapid transformation, one that allows us to see our world like never before. Planet Labs is a revolutionary satellite image provider, capturing the Earth’s landmass at a near-daily pace. Not only are these images being collected daily but they consist of a 3.5-meter spatial resolution and contain eight channels of multispectral information. This unique dataset offers a variety of opportunities to explore Earth like never before. Come join us for this studio event to learn more about Planet Labs, satellite imagery, Planet platforms and a demonstration of the Planet Explorer platform! Austin is joining remotely and Corbin will join us in-person to answer all your questions. Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along or perhaps you have questions about using Planet data for your own work. What would you study with daily imagery?
About the speakers: Austin Stone is Customer Success Manager for Education and Research at Planet Labs. In this role he gets the opportunity to engage and work with researchers around the world who are using Planet imagery. He has a BS in Geography and is currently obtaining his MSc in Geography from the University of Georgia, primarily focusing in remote sensing of landscape agricultural and statistical scaling techniques for biophysical parameters. Austin also has experience working with NASA, USDA, and USAID on a variety of remote sensing projects that link satellite imagery and in-situ/social observations in various application areas.
Corbin Kling is a Customer Success Manager for the Planet Federal team. In his role, he works with US Federal Government Civilian and Defense/Intelligence Agencies. Corbin interfaces with NOAA, USDA, USGS, DOI and other federal researchers utilizing Planet data and helps Defense and Intelligence agencies integrate Planet data into their ecosystems. Prior to working at Planet Federal, Corbin received his Ph.D. from the Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at NCSU in December of 2020. He then spent a year and a half as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum where he researched techniques for change detection analysis of drone data without the use of ground control points.