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Indonesian space agency cements plans to work with Ecometrica on deforestation data

By [email protected] - 1st October 2019 - 15:14

Downstream space and sustainability company Ecometrica has made a long-term commitment to collaborate with Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) and Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) beyond the Forests 2020 project, by signing a memorandum of understanding. The agreement will ensure the company’s continued involvement in Indonesia and its role in supporting sustainable forest management and the conservation of tropical forests.

The UK-based firm, whose advanced platform allows data from satellites, such as the Sentinel constellations, to be used to track changes of forests, has been helping to monitor the effects of palm oil plantation and other agricultural sectors on Indonesia’s tropical rainforests, while guiding efforts to reverse deforestation through the UK Space Agency-funded Forests 2020 initiative.

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