Establishment of a satellite based method for assessing forest-dependent communities with respect to climate change, resource depletion and deforestation.
Protecting the environment and preserving natural resources is vital to quality of life, sustainable development and biodiversity. Climate change, degradation of habitats and depletion of natural resources are significant risks to economic well-being and may affect the resilience of communities and ecosystems.
Satellite Earth observation is a core information source for providing information on the state and change of the environment. Geospatial solutions effectively support environmental monitoring and management and help mitigating and adapting to the effects of economic growth and climate change.
Valuation of timber production based on high detailed Earth observation products, including detailed forest changes. Such information are used as basis for developing potential future land use scenarios.
Earth observation based mapping of land cover/land use for entire Liberia, with emphasis on forest cover. The information is used to support the national REDD strategy for sustainable management of forests.
Earth observation based assessment of land use changes and deforestation rates. Such information is used to assess forest clearing and examine causal relationships between deforestation and tenure security.
GlobWetland Africa provided users with an open-source software toolbox for the end-to-end processing of spatial and temporal indicators on wetland status and trends from local to national scales. The ultimate goal was to support African stakeholders with the capacity to better fulfil their commitments and obligations towards the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.