It's abstract. It's pure. It's dramatic. It's real.

We want to colour the world with the world.

Our planet is a mesmerizing place. Technology has enabled us to get a completely new perspective on the place we call home. It not only showed us how fragile our planet is, but also the miraculous piece of art it is. We believe it's worthwhile to spread this new sense of awareness. Especially since it's just very freaking gorgeous. That's why we are putting Earth in the picture. And let her speak for herself.

Bring Earth home.

What BtOwU does

Plastic pollution has become one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. By the Ocean we Unite is a Dutch foundation that contributes to preventing more plastics from ending up in our oceans. Through the organization of a variety of activities – sailing expeditions, lectures, documentaries & more – they conduct research, create awareness, educate and activate people, organisations and governments to make much needed changes. We join them on their journey and help protecting our oceans, the animals and ourselves from plastic pollution.

"Not many artists in this world are as creative as Mother Nature."

We support the artist.

The earth has been painting for a few billion years and we would like to support it in doing so for the next couple of years. Preferably with our presence, so we can actually enjoy it. That is why we contribute to preserving our planet and life on it. We believe this endeavour in itself is a way of raising awareness for Mother Nature. Next to that we've partnered with By the Ocean we Unite and offer part of our earnings to them to support their work, as we believe they are working on a very urgent cause.

10% of our earnings go straight to an organisation that helps preserve (life on) Earth.

"We want to revitalize our connection to earth by offering artistic high quality satellite images that leave an impression.”


– Bart Hoorweg, Founder

Aardplaat originates from an early interest in satellite images and an exploration of the earth. This got combined with an entrepreneurial spirit and ambition to contribute to improving life on this planet. Our main focus is on offering stunning images of earth that leave an impression. In addition to that we are always looking for related opportunities that can increase the value we create. We commit to working on the bigger picture every day.
Source images on this page are produced respectively by: ESA(CC BY-SA IGO 3.0), USGS & USGS.