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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Häme, T., Sirro, L., Ahola, H., Kilpi, J., Paz, F., de Jong, B., & Hämäläinen, J. (2012). ReCover Project to Support REDD - First Results on Forest Monitoring from Mexico. In Proceedings of the First Sentinel-2 Preparatory Symposium: 23-27 April 2012, Frascati, Italy European Space Agency ESA.