Kioto+ mission

Global and accurate monitoring of forest, land cover and carbon

Tuomas Häme, Heikki Saari, Osmo Aulamo, Javier Gallego, Martti Hallikainen, Pekka Kauppi, Panu Lahtinen, Norman Miller, Jouni Pulliainen, Tony Sephton, Jari Stenberg, Carl Warren

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Abstract

This publication presents the results of a feasibility study on a proposed super-high resolution satellite mission Kioto+. The study was conducted by an international consortium in response to the 2005 call for ideas for Earth Explorer missions of the European Space Agency (ESA). Kioto+ offers reliable and global data to near in-situ measurement accuracy on land cover and forest cover. It also gives information about their development over time. A super-high resolution optical instrument is proposed to achieve statistically representative and precise measurements. The information will greatly improve our understanding of the global carbon and water cycles, and the credibility of estimates of terrestrial carbon storage. The imagery will also give globally accurate training and validation data for wall-to-wall imaging instruments. The mission is named Kioto+ because the projected timescale of the mission (post-2011) means that it will primarily have relevance to successor treaties of the Kyoto Protocol to the FCCC of the United Nations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6833-8
ISBN (Print)951-38-6832-X
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameVTT Publications
PublisherVTT
No.599
ISSN (Print)1235-0621
ISSN (Electronic)1455-0849

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Keywords

  • Kioto+
  • forests
  • vegetation
  • monitoring
  • super-high resolution satellites
  • satellite technology
  • remote sensing
  • earth observation
  • terrestrial carbon sinks
  • carbon cycles
  • carbon storage

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Häme, T., Saari, H., Aulamo, O., Gallego, J., Hallikainen, M., Kauppi, P., ... Warren, C. (2006). Kioto+ mission: Global and accurate monitoring of forest, land cover and carbon. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Publications, No. 599
Häme, Tuomas ; Saari, Heikki ; Aulamo, Osmo ; Gallego, Javier ; Hallikainen, Martti ; Kauppi, Pekka ; Lahtinen, Panu ; Miller, Norman ; Pulliainen, Jouni ; Sephton, Tony ; Stenberg, Jari ; Warren, Carl. / Kioto+ mission : Global and accurate monitoring of forest, land cover and carbon. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2006. 46 p. (VTT Publications; No. 599).
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Kioto+ mission : Global and accurate monitoring of forest, land cover and carbon. / Häme, Tuomas; Saari, Heikki; Aulamo, Osmo; Gallego, Javier; Hallikainen, Martti; Kauppi, Pekka; Lahtinen, Panu; Miller, Norman; Pulliainen, Jouni; Sephton, Tony; Stenberg, Jari; Warren, Carl.

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2006. 46 p. (VTT Publications; No. 599).

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