Meeting With Planet Labs CEO, Minister Of Energy And Mineral Resources To Discuss Potential Cooperation In Indonesia
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif

JAKARTA - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif met Planet Labs Co-Founder and CEO Will Marshall on Monday, May 23 local time.

In this meeting, the two parties are discussing the potential for cooperation in the energy and mineral resources (ESDM) sector, especially efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and sustainable development.

Planet Labs is expected to immediately establish cooperation with Indonesian stakeholders to identify illegal mining activities (illegal mining), landslides (landslides), and exploration of new and renewable energy potentials.

"Besides that sector, we can also cooperate in the agricultural, border guard, and forestry sectors, whose aim is to monitor forest sustainability and prevent illegal use of natural resources," Arifin said in a written statement, Wednesday, May 25.

Planet Labs is an earth imaging company based in San Francisco, United States. The company operates 200 satellites that have the ability to photograph the earth with a sharpness of 1 km2 area, once a day, as well as 21 satellites that have a capability of up to 0.5 m with image capture 10 times per day.

Planet Labs has also become part of a global partnership in serving sustainable development data.

This startup company that was founded in 2010 wants to change the human paradigm towards the advancement of science about the earth by launching a small satellite as a test called Doves.

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