Perennial featured by NASA for innovative use of satellite technology

Perennial Team
August 10, 2022
August 10, 2022
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The View from Space Keeps Getting Better

Perennial Chief Scientist Jim Kellner and CTO David Schurman spoke to NASA recently as part of its 50 Years of Landsat celebration. Satellite data has fundamentally changed how we view the world––literally. Among the largest contributors to these advancements is NASA's Landsat program, which has been providing mission-critical imagery of our planet since the 1970s. With its latest launch of Landsat 9 last year, the quality and frequency of data has never been better.

Perennial leverages satellite missions like NASA's Landsat and ESA's Sentinel to inform our data-driven models of the climate benefits of regenerative agriculture. When satellite data (farming practices and surface conditions) are fused with variables such as topography, water availability, moisture, weather, and climate––the fundamental drivers of soil ecology––the result is highly accurate and highly scalable models about soil carbon, farmland emissions, and regenerative practice adoption. That's the Perennial advantage.

From the interview: 'In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, said Kellner, “we want to make lives better for people involved in agriculture. We want to put money in the pocket of the farmer. And we want to reduce chemical inputs and have public health benefits by reducing exposure to things like pesticides.”'

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