ReCover: A concept for tropical forest assessment for REDD

Tuomas Häme, Laura Sirro, Edersson Caberea, Fabian Enßle, Jorg Haarpaintner, Jarno Hämäläinen, Bernardus de Jong, Fernando Paz Pellat, Donata Pedrazzani, Johannes Reiche

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    Project ReCover, funded by the 7th Framework Program of the European Union, developed beyond state-of-theart service capabilities to support fighting deforestation and forest degradation in the tropical region in the context of the REDD process (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation). A monitoring system for forest cover mapping by combining wall-to-wall mapping and a sample of VHR imagery was introduced. Also biomass and changes of forest cover changes were estimated. ReCover provided close to one hundred products for the study sites in Mexico, Guyana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Fiji using optical and SAR data and their combinations. The accuracy in forest and nonforest classification varied from 85 % to 97 %
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013
    EditorsLeny Ouwehand
    Place of PublicationNoordwijk
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-92-9221-286-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventESA Living Planet Symposium 2013 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Sept 201313 Sept 2013
    Conference number: ESA SP-722


    ConferenceESA Living Planet Symposium 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Tropical forest
    • REDD
    • carbon
    • sampling
    • deforestation
    • satellite


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