Intercomparison of Earth Observation Data and Methods for Forest Mapping in the Context of Forest Carbon Monitoring

Oleg Antropov, Jukka Miettinen, Tuomas Hame, Rauste Yrjo, Lauri Seitsonen, Ronald E. McRoberts, Maurizio Santoro, Oliver Cartus, Natalia Malaga Duran, Martin Herold, Matteo Pardini, Kostas Papathanassiou, Irena Hajnsek

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Abstract

ESA Forest Carbon Monitoring project (FCM) is developing Earth Observation based, user-centric approaches for forest carbon monitoring. Forest carbon accounting based on forest inventory requires precise and timely estimation of forest variables at various spatial levels accompanied by verifiable uncertainty information. In this paper, we present the algorithm trade-off and selection approach and preliminary results of the algorithm intercomparison exercise in the FCM project. The studies were performed over 7 European test sites located in Finland, Ireland, Romania, Spain and Switzerland, and one tropical forest site in Peru. EO datasets were represented by Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, TanDEM-X and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 imagery. Examined approaches include popular parametric and SAR/InSAR scattering physics based approaches, and nonparametric and machine learning approaches such as k-NN, random forests, support vector regression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGARSS 2022
Subtitle of host publication2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages5777-5780
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-2792-0, 978-1-6654-2791-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-2793-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2022 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 17 Jul 202222 Jul 2022

Publication series

SeriesIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
Volume2022-July
ISSN2153-6996

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2022
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period17/07/2222/07/22

Keywords

  • ALOS-2 PALSAR-2
  • clustering
  • forest carbon
  • forest management
  • interferometry
  • Sentinel-1
  • Sentinel-2
  • synthetic aperture radar
  • TanDEM-X

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