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BlackBridge to Set the Grounds for Reliable Forest Degradation Monitoring

By [email protected] - 6th January 2016 - 13:54

BlackBridge is the leading partner of the project ForMoSa, an Innovator III project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) through the Data User Element. The project aims at developing methodologies for forest degradation monitoring and algorithms for sensor interoperability in the frame of REDD+ MRV. These are considered as high-priority research topics by the Global Forest Observation Initiative. For this project, BlackBridge has teamed up with Wageningen University and FAO, two world-class organizations with an active involvement in REDD+. “This is a very exciting opportunity for us to develop methods and workflows to further increase the usefulness of EO data for REDD+ MRV.” said Rene Griesbach, Project Manager for BlackBridge. “Accurate deforestation and forest degradation monitoring are critical to support developing countries in their readiness for REDD+. We are very pleased to participate in this project”. said Inge Jonckheere, from FAO