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Introduction to Planet’s Satellite Constellations and Science Applications

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Planet operates the largest fleet of Earth observing satellites in history, with multiple constellations imaging the world at high and medium resolution. Dr. Tanya Harrison, Planet’s Director of Strategic Science Initiatives, will take you on a tour of the current and planned constellations, and showcase applications of the data from the global science community. From understanding the food security impacts of the war in Ukraine to monitoring the melting Arctic, Planet data has been used across a broad swath of disciplines to help humans understand our changing homeworld.

Dr. Tanya Harrison is the Director of Strategic Science Initiatives at Planet and a Fellow of the UBC’s Outer Space Institute. Prior to Planet, she worked in science and mission operations for multiple NASA missions over the course of 13 years, including the Opportunity, Curiosity, and Perseverance rovers. Tanya holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, where she was a recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Committed to fostering the next generation of space professionals, Tanya is active in mentorship, education, and outreach initiatives. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation, an initiative to increase diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the Canadian aerospace sector through internship opportunities and mentorship.

This event is being delivered as a hybrid event, with both in-person and virtual attendance.

Physical Location:
Forest Sciences Centre (FSC) – 1001. More information about this space can be found at https://learningspaces.ubc.ca/classrooms/fsc-1001.

Virtual Location:
Zoom-room information will be sent to all registrants 24 hours before the event starts.

Venue

Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T1Z4 Canada
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