Working in collaboration with Plant Labs, one of the world’s leading providers of satellite imagery, Welsh Government have provided an amazing opportunity for Welsh university researchers to access high resolution, high frequency earth observation data.
There are 2,000 individual licenses available at each of the eight Welsh universities. If you wish to access the data, please liaise with the relevant Point of Contact (PoC) for your institution.
|University||Point of Contact||Email Address|
|Aberystwyth University||Richard Lucasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bangor University||Marielle Smithemail@example.com|
|Cardiff University||Andrew Emeryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||Catherine Tryfonaemail@example.com|
|University of South Wales||Carys Evansfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Swansea University||Jackie Rosetteemail@example.com|
|University Wales Trinity St David||Mike Goodfellow-Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wrexham Glyndwr University||David Sprakeemail@example.com|
We hosted a face-to-face workshop on 8th June at the Centre for Alternative Technology.
For information about who attended, please go to: Earth Observation Data Workshop – epwales.org.uk
Help and Guidance
Planet Labs, in conjunction with Environment Platform Wales, have presented a series of training webinars for end-users. Recordings of these sessions can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link below:
Session 1: Basic Intro to Welsh Government’s Earth Observation Data Opportunity (9/6/22)
Session 2: Introduction to Planet Lab Data (10/10/22)
Session 3: Integration of Planet Lab Data with GIS (24/10/22)
Session 4: Using Planet’s Data API (28/10/22)
Session 6: Using Planets APIs (28/3/23)
Session 7: Downloading of Planet’s Basemaps over an Area of Interest (AOI) (12/4/23)
Further support available from Plant Lab: Welsh Government Earth Observation Programme (planet.com)
EPW will be assisting planet with a further series of webinars and technical support sessions. Please check back here for further details soon, and contact us if you have any ideas for topics.