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We contribute to climate change mitigation activities by developing a platform for forest carbon monitoring with high accuracy, reach and frequency

The project

Forests are essential in maintaining healthy ecosystem interaction and biodiversity on Earth. They are in a key role in the fight against climate change since they can restore increasing carbon stocks. Hence, several national and international initiatives (including the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and the EU LULUCF Regulation) require regular reporting of forest biomass and carbon. Robust, reliable and transparent monitoring approaches of forest biomass and carbon are needed to respond to reporting requirements.

The Forest Carbon Monitoring project will develop and implement a prototype of a reliable and cost-efficient monitoring and accounting platform for forest carbon stock based on satellite remote sensing approaches supported by in-situ datasets.

 
Accurate
Close integration of field data and remotely sensed data. Statistically sound monitoring methods.
 
 
Holistic
Ecosystem process-based carbon modelling integrated into the system, allowing future inclusion of additional carbon flux and forecasting features.
 

Scalable
Flexibility towards user requirements ranging from private company carbon balance monitoring to continental level analyses with publicly available datasets.
 

Why remote monitoring?

Comprehensive

Spatially detailed data from large forest areas — also regions without proper forest inventory data.

Transparent

Openly available satellite datasets used together with published monitoring methods.

Detailed

Enabling high resolution mapping and monitoring of global forests.

Cost-effective

Reaching global scale with frequent data acquisition and long-term standardized systems at low cost.

Timeline

Latest posts

FCM Service Blueprint

User Journeys and Future Services for Forest Carbon Monitoring

Creating value through real users’ needs and behavioural understanding are among our main goals in the Forest Carbon Monitoring project. By achieving that, we can better understand how to enhance engagement with customers on carbon information and its benefits. Another target is to engage individuals with differing interests into co-creation. […]

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