In his 2018 TED Talk, Will Marshall, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Planet, outlined his company’s bold new quest: Use artificial intelligence to comprehensively track change across the entire earth using daily, high resolution satellite imagery. Marshall went on to describe how Planet, his Silicon Valley startup, became the first organization in history to image the entire earth every day. Planet’s imagery has the potential to greatly improve a host of Coast Guard mission sets such as icebreaking, fisheries management, environmental monitoring and law enforcement.
The Coast Guard Needs an Innovation Outpost in Silicon Valley
By Cadet Evan Twarog, U.S. Coast Guard