ReCover Project to Support REDD - First Results on Forest Monitoring from Mexico

Tuomas Häme, Laura Sirro, Heikki Ahola, Jorma Kilpi, F. Paz, B. de Jong, Jarno Hämäläinen

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    In the ReCover project under the Framework Program 7 of the European Commission, beyond state-of-the-art service capabilities are generated to support fighting deforestation and forest degradation in the tropical region. One of the five study sites is State of Chiapas in southern Mexico. Fifteen products that characterize the state of the forest and changes were delivered during the first service stage. Wall-to-wall mapping was performed for 1992, 1994, and 2009 using Landsat and RapidEye imagery. The overall accuracy in forest and non-forest mapping was 88 % in two independent data sets of field samples and visually interpreted plots from Kompsat-2 images.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the First Sentinel-2 Preparatory Symposium
    Subtitle of host publication23-27 April 2012, Frascati, Italy
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-92-9092-271-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event1st Sentinel-2 Preparatory Symposium - Frascati, Italy
    Duration: 23 Apr 201227 Apr 2012


    Conference1st Sentinel-2 Preparatory Symposium


    • remote sensing
    • forest
    • tropical
    • sampling
    • REDD


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