Helping forest owners to manage forest carbon – the Forest Flux project

Tuomas Häme (Corresponding Author), Laura Sirro, Matthias Dees, Annikki Mäkelä, Juho Penttilä, Gheorghe Marin, Margarida Tomé

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Abstract

Forest Flux https://www.forestflux.eu/ will renew forestry value-added services in Earth Observation (EO) by creating and piloting cloud-based services for committed users on forest carbon assimilation and structural variable prediction. Forest Flux exploits the explosive increase of high-resolution EO data from the Copernicus program and developments of cloud computing technology. It implements a world-first service platform for high-resolution maps of traditional forestry variables together with forest carbon fluxes. Forest Flux will allow the users to improve the profitability of forest management while taking care of ecological sustainability. The Forest Flux services are implemented on the Forestry Thematic Exploitation cloud platform https://f-tep.com/. In 2020, nearly 700 thematic maps on forest stand and carbon flux variables were delivered to nine specific users in a form that was applicable to their operational forest management systems. The last project year 2021 focuses on map product refinement and improving user services, which eventually lead to operational service concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-142
JournalGI_Forum
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event12th International Symposium on Digital Earth: Digital Earth for Sustainable Societies - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 6 Jul 20218 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Carbon
  • Cloud platforms
  • Earth observation
  • Forestry
  • Satellite

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