Earth observation based service supporting local administration in non-state forest management

Earth observation based service supporting local administration in non-state forest management SAT4EST

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[PL] System wspierający lokalną administrację w zarządzaniu lasami niepaństwowymi
An R&D project aimed at developing a simple, intuitive and cost-effective web-based service to support forest management supervision, integrating remote sensing satellite data with data acquired from other sources.

The system consists of four components:

  • remote sensing data - quick access to current and historical data, enabling the user to compare satellite images from different periods;
  • complementary data - cadastral data and detailed forest inventory data from management plans (FMP);
  • remote sensing data products - geometric layers resulting from the processing of satellite images, showing the condition and health status of vegetation and forests;
  • geospatial analyses - juxtaposition of remote sensing data products with cadastral data and detailed forest inventory data, enabling to identify inconsistencies between the actual state of the forest and the state recorded in databases, as well as recent changes.

The entire solution is based on an intuitive map portal for users, which is used to generate various types of maps, including maps of forests and tree cover, forest changes, maps of forest types, maps of forest condition, maps of crown density, maps of aboveground forest biomass and the extent of stand damage due to windstorms, fires, floods and insect infestations. Users of the system have access to current and archival satellite images, and they can compare different types of maps with complementary data as well as upload their own data sets.

Domain
Inventory, monitoring
Forest management, ecosystem, resilience
Keywords
forest management plan; monitoring; web app
Challenge addressed
2.- Improve infrastructures and capacity of public actors
Type of solution
Advice and services for forest owners
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
Yes
Country of origin
Poland
Scale of application
Regional/sub-national
Start and end year
-
Contact data
Owner or author
Reporter
Łukasiewicz Research Network - Wood Technology Institute (ITD)
Dobrochna Augustyniak-Wysocka
References and Resources
Project reference
Earth observation based service supporting local administration in non-state forest management (SAT4EST), funded by European Space Agency (ESA) through the Polish Incentive Scheme Programme
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0