Treaty enforcement services using earth observation (TESEO) theme carbon - main results

Tuomas Häme, Laura Sirro, Yrjö Rauste, Heikki Ahola, J. Van Brusselen, A. Schuck, U. Wegmuller, A. Wiesmann, I. Hippi, E. Volden

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    Abstract

    Earth observation techniques using optical and SAR data were developed to help the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. Forest area and major tree species were mapped in study sites in Italy and Finland. Forest biomass was estimated in a plantation in Borneo using very high-resolution data. Results showed that instruments similar to Landsat Thematic Mapper are effective to provide required forest area information. C-band SAR can also be used in pure forest and non-forest mapping. A major challenge is to obtain reliable ground training and validation data as well as adequate and high-quality imagery for the reference year 1990 of the Protocol.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication IGARSS 2003. 2003 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages1480-1482
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-7929-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2003 - Toulouse, France
    Duration: 21 Jul 200325 Jul 2003

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2003
    Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2003
    Country/TerritoryFrance
    CityToulouse
    Period21/07/0325/07/03

    Keywords

    • forestry
    • Kyoto protocol
    • landsat
    • SAR

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