Welsh Government Earth Observation Program for Welsh Universities

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.

UniversityPoint of ContactEmail Address
Aberystwyth UniversityRichard Lucasrml2@aber.ac.uk
Bangor UniversityMarielle Smithmarielle.smith@bangor.ac.uk
Cardiff UniversityAndrew Emeryemeryad@cardiff.ac.uk
Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityCatherine Tryfonactryfona@cardiffmet.ac.uk
University of South WalesCarys Evanscarys.evans@southwales.ac.uk
Swansea UniversityJackie Rosettej.a.rosette@swansea.ac.uk
University Wales Trinity St DavidMike Goodfellow-Smithm.gsmith@uwtsd.ac.uk
Wrexham Glyndwr UniversityDavid Spraked.sprake@glyndwr.ac.uk
Planet Earth Observation Data Access Request

Planet Earth Observation Data Access Request

Have you liaised with the relevant point of contact from your institution/university?

Face-to-Face Events

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 5: Integration of Planet Lab Data with Google Earth Engine

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)

Technical workshops

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.

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