Forest Monitoring

Sustainable forest management rely on accurate and timely data to secure its ecologic and economic future. Critical challenges, some of which might potentially be exacerbated by future climate changes, include damage by biotic (e.g. insects, fungi) and abiotic agents (e.g. storms, wildfires), and changes to land use, land cover dynamics and the socio-economic structure of forested regions.

The Silvisense service provides its users with detection of trees and stands damaged by biotic agents and supporting the validation of clearing activities. The products are generated based on a consolidated set of satellite data from several multispectral and Synthetic Aperture Radar missions. These combinations service needs for higher spatial resolution, higher temporal resolution, filling data gaps and increases the robustness of the service output.