Forests are of vital economic, environmental and social importance for nations around the world. Legislation is evolving to establish a framework that encourages a sustainable management of forest ecosystems, implements regulations against illegal deforestation, boosts forest planning and land restoration by the creation of conservation areas or national parks, and supports the REDD+ mechanism.
An integrated management of natural and planned forests can be achieved using Earth observation imagery. Our solutions meet forestry mapping and detection needs, at large scale or down to parcel level and can be used to:
- Create or update forest management plans: tree felling planning, delimitation and monitoring of parcels, human activity, deforestation, biomass estimation, plant health and plantation monitoring,
- Map forest stock,
- Estimate fire (burn scar mapping), storm and other extreme weather damage,
- Detect illegal logging.