Education & Research


We’re looking for university researchers, academics, and scientists to unlock the power of a one-of-a-kind dataset. Depending upon your affiliation and country of origin, there are three ways to apply for access:


University-affiliated Student, Faculty Member or Researcher:

Any university-affiliated student, faculty member or researcher may apply to the Education and Research Program for limited, non-commercial access to Dove and RapidEye imagery. A university email address is required, and nonprofit and government employees are not eligible.


Germany-based Researchers:

Any German researcher, including nonprofit researchers and those at government institutions, may apply for access to RapidEye imagery through RapidEye Science Archive.


Any other Researcher:

Any researcher, including nonprofit researchers and those at government institutions or non-commercial early adopters, may apply for access to Dove, RapidEye and SkySat imagery through the European Space Agency Category 1 Portal.

Study global change in real-time

Your field sites are changing every day. Now, you can access daily, high resolution imagery anywhere in the world to power your next breakthrough.

  • Uncover threats to reefs and other marine life
  • Monitor present and historical change to arctic rivers and glaciers
  • Study forest dynamics and identify deforestation
  • Monitor urban growth and geopolitical hotspots
  • Measure smallholder agricultural yields and global development

Study global change in real-time

From economists to ecologists, join experts that are combining datasets, building new models, and developing analytics on the Planet platform.

  • Build object-detection algorithms to count, identify, and measure resources
  • Analyze economic indicators in the context of global markets
  • Integrate datasets to analyze geopolitical and socioeconomic activity
  • Enable multi-sensor fusion across datasets

Study global change in real-time

Our Institutional Program provides access to Planet data across the entire university ecosystem: from undergraduates to postdocs, lecturers to research specialists.

  • Collaborate across departments to uncover geospatial applications in new sectors
  • Develop curricula around real-time changes and world events
  • Easily administer account access and data provisioning