Demonstrating the power of new tools for measuring tropical forest change and carbon stocks
Date : 5th of December 1pm to 6pm and 6th of Decembre 8:30am to 6am
Place : Laboratory station of the Global Landscapes Forum (Palais des Congrès)
At the laboratory station we will demonstrate the fully integrated service components that are currently proposed by a consortium of institutions who have gathered their expertise in a European Union funded Climate KIC initiative related to designing REDD+ MRV products and services: the FOREST (Fully Reliable EmissionS Tool) project. The products built on a fleet of high and very high resolution radar and optical sensors and local in-situ ground measurements include calibrated texture-based aboveground biomass maps, spatially explicit maps of land use transitions, degradation maps and carbon modelling services. These products were applied on specific case study sites in Brazil and Cameroon.
For hands-on experiences we will demonstrate the terrestrial laser scanner in action and present already developed tree models for all tropical continents. A simple UAS will be shown live and examples and results of campaigns to track forest degradation in Guyana and Indonesia will be presented.
Partners: FOREST Consortium (funded by Climate KIC), Wageningen University, CIFOR
Event Wrap-Up Summary:
During the weekend of the 5th and 6th of December the FOREST consortium joined forces with Wageningen University and CIFOR to present novel approaches for Forest monitoring and biomass estimation in a Landscapes Laboratory Station set at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum. With hands-on experience on equipment such as a terrestrial Iidar and drones, as well as new products and approaches combining very high resolution remote sensing and modelling we captured the attention of not only technical and scientific community but also that of policy makers and practitioners. These audiences saw practical application of these new technologies and approaches. This was a great experience for our team and we hope to pursue this collaboration in the future…