Planet OS 2018: Year in Review

Chase Walz
Jan 9, 2019 · 4 min read
Photo Credit: NASA

As we step into 2019, let us take a look back at the eventful year of 2018. For Planet OS, our Datahub team, and the global climate overall, 2018 was filled with a series of significant events. In the midst of the Winter Olympics, unprecedented natural disasters, and revolutions in renewable energy, Planet OS has continued its mission to deliver high-quality environmental data.

There are indeed dozens of more datasets added to the Planet OS Datahub as well as a more industry-centric approach, with a specific landing page catering climate data for the renewable sector. It has become clear that now is more important than ever to utilize our vast amounts of data to optimize renewable energy and to address the growing needs of the planet.

With this in mind, we curated a list of our top analytics, stories, and highlights for the data-driven year of 2018.


Will There Be Enough Snow for the Winter Olympics?

Earlier this year, our data integration team evaluated historical snow depth and air temperature conditions for the 2026 Winter Olympics’ reported bidding cities to see who may have the best winter conditions to host the event. This caused the Associated Press and its sports reporting team to dive into our analysis and share their thoughts to their global readership in the concluding days of the Pyeongchang games. You can check out the article here. Much to our excitement, the Associated Press story was picked up by news outlets around the world including The New York Times, The Daily Mail, and more.


The Practicalities of Harnessing Wind Potential

In this eloquent and engaging article, Dashiell Pinger and Data Integration & QA Engineer, Andres Luhamaa apply the Planet OS Datahub API to assess data from three different weather forecasts in the Baltic Sea region to determine the area’s wind potential. Their research and analysis ultimately emphasize how existing climate conditions are paramount to understanding wind’s power potential.

Wind forecasts from the three different models, including the speed at two different height levels.


Planet OS Now Powered by Modulus

As of August 2018, Planet OS is now powered by Intertrust’s new platform — Modulus. Designed from the ground up for organizations with sensitive, large datasets; Modulus allows enterprises and Planet OS users to manage multi-party climate data securely and privately across cloud services. This security and rights management platform for cloud-based datasets facilitates even more advancements in the industrial IoT sector and opportunities for data-driven businesses. The latest developments in Modulus have enabled earth observation and sensor data fusion, bringing the application of analytics to the next level in the Energy sector and other industries exposed to weather risks.


Datasets and Analytics

And more…

Thank you for your continuous support! We are looking forward to even more advancements in the new year ahead.

Many of the datasets made available through the Planet OS Datahub have been at the request of our users. For those who require a consolidated, easy to use, resource for accessing large and complex material that the Datahub does not already offer, please reach out to the team and we will work toward bringing it onboard. For more information check out the Planet OS Datahub.

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