Sector: Forestry

Research

EASOS: Earth and Sea Observation System (IPP Case Study)

Each year, the combined impact of marine oil pollution, deforestation, and flooding on the Malaysian economy amounts to several billions of dollars. The Malaysian government and UKSA identified these as three development challenges that might be addressed through innovative satellite-based solutions. These solutions were developed through the Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) project, funded […]

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) – Forest Management (Video)

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is a European Space Agency (ESA) initiative which aims to support International Finance Institutions and their Client States to harness the benefits of EO in their development operations at national and international level. This initiative is dedicated to Forest Management and complements a set of seven other thematic areas […]

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) – Forest Management

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) is a European Space Agency (ESA) initiative which aims to support International Finance Institutions and their Client States to harness the benefits of EO in their development operations at national and international level. The final thematic cluster of this initiative is dedicated to Forest Management and complements a set […]

 

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World Environment Day – Time for Nature

June 5th is World Environment Day. It is most renowned day for environmental action. This year, the theme is biodiversity. Biodiversity is foundational, it supports all life on land and below water. It affects human health, providing clean air and water, nutritious foods, disease resistance, and climate change mitigation. However, human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on […]

Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS)

At the outset of the EASOS project, the Satellite Applications Catapult, with a consortium of companies from both the UK and Malaysia, set out to provide an informed and coordinated decision-making capability to the Malaysian Government.  The information that EASOS would provide covered three focus areas: the reduction of degradation to the mangrove coastline by […]

UK Space Agency IPP – Vivid Economics in Côte d’Ivoire

At the current rate of deforestation, Côte d’Ivoire could lose its entire forest cover by 2034. Despite forests becoming rare, deforestation rates remain high, and the remaining 3-4 million hectares of forest are mainly threatened by the allocation of more land to agriculture. The country is the world’s largest supplier of cocoa, with most production […]

 

Project & Product Information

SENCE (Environment Systems)

http://www.envsys.co.uk Overview Natural capital is those elements of the natural environment which provide valuable goods and services to people. SENCE provides maps of natural capital stocks to show how well areas of land are able to support ecosystem services such as: food provision, flood protection, pollination, carbon storage, diversity of plants and animals. Decision- makers […]

Deforestation prevention using land use monitoring and valuation (IMAGES) (Vivid Economics) (IPP funded)

Overview By estimating the value of alternative land uses, predicting forest loss and detecting it in near-   real time, IMAGES helps land managers and policymakers understand and prioritise trade-offs in unprecedented spatial, temporal and economic detail. http://www.vivideconomics.com Solution benefits Analyses land use change scenarios to understand implications of agricultural and forestry policy interventions compared to […]

Land Cover Mapping (Remote Sensing Applications Consultants) (IPP funded)

http://rsacl.co.uk Overview Remote Sensing Applications Consultants (RSAC) offers bespoke land cover and land use mapping services based on Sentinel and commercial high- resolution satellite Earth observation (EO) data. Present day and historical output maps are suitable for development planning, including site suitability analysis relating to REDD+ afforestation projects, and input to natural capital valuation systems. […]