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Remote sensing basics everyone should know!

The impact of how we manage our forest landscapes today should not be underestimated. It can create losses or values for forest businesses and conservation projects and determines our future management options.

Every management decision has its impact:
  • The forester who decides which trees are planted and if his selection is resilient to changing climate conditions.
  • The operations manager who decides which areas need to be harvested or restored.
  • The executive who is crafting the company's mission and policies and decides whether they are short-term focused or if he is going to build step by step multiple value chains.
  • The climate policy expert who advises politicians on their strategies of integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into national legislation.
All of these decision makers require at least some basic understanding of forest ecosystems and how they respond to human interactions. Remote sensing has become a widely integrated discipline that helps to quantify forest ecosystems and their changes over time.

In the following article, we outline the potential of remote sensing applications and how professionals can use them beneficially.

You will learn to

  • distinguish between various data collection methodologies,
  • understand the pros and cons of different data sources, and
  • select the right data set to answer your questions efficiently.
We hope you enjoy the reading and learn new insights.
Remote Sensing for Forest Landscape
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