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8 August 2023 – Earth-i has been successful in securing funding in the first phase of The UK Space Agency’s International Bilateral Fund (IBF) investment scheme.

The scheme is aimed at helping UK organisations link up with the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, India, Singapore, South Africa and more to form collaborations that will progress space research and catalyse investment in new technologies.

Earth-i has partnered with Planet of the USA to create an innovative approach to achieving high-revisit surveillance of sites of interest to the defence, security and intelligence (DS&I) community. Earth-i will demonstrate how the combination of high and very high resolution satellite Earth observation data can be used to achieve effective high-revisit surveillance at reasonable cost – a capability that DS&I customers are very keen to have.

Earth-i is the project lead, and is responsible for research and development of the data processing elements. Planet is providing the project with a range of datasets covering locations of interest. Both companies hope to exploit the technology with an operational implementation that will have significant export potential worldwide.

About Earth-i:

Earth-i is a geospatial intelligence company using machine learning, artificial intelligence and Earth Observation data to provide unique and relevant insights, derived from diverse geospatial data, that deliver clear decision advantage for businesses, governments and other organisations.

Earth-i provides advanced analytics using automated interpretation of a range of geospatial Earth Observation data sources including colour imagery, colour video, infra-red and radar from a range of sources including satellite, drone, aerial and ground-based sensors. This data is fused with additional data sources to extract factual understanding and generate predictive insights across a range of markets such as commodities, supply chain, agriculture, infrastructure and defence.

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Twitter: @Earthi_ 

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About Planet Labs PBC:

Planet (NYSE: PL) is a leading provider of global, daily satellite imagery and geospatial solutions. Planet is driven by a mission to image the world every day, and make change visible, accessible and actionable. Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest Earth observation fleet of imaging satellites. Planet provides mission-critical data, advanced insights, and software solutions to over 900 customers, comprising the world’s leading agriculture, forestry, intelligence, education and finance companies and government agencies, enabling users to simply and effectively derive unique value from satellite imagery. Planet is a public benefit corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange as PL.

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