May 10, 2023
At our company, we understand the importance of keeping a close eye on the state of your forests. Our goal is to provide you with valuable insights into changes in forest health and identify potential threats that may arise.
We use a variety of techniques, including remote sensing technologies and satellite imagery and then let our learning AI algorithms process the data as it’s best for you: to track changes in forests over time, and to identify emerging threats such as insects before they spread or risks related to forest degradation, and climate change.
How do we do it?
We receive continuous, nearly real-time information (nothing if the sky is cloudy…) through satellites and various aircraft, which automatically capture images.
There are several kinds of satellites and some of them are equipped with various sensors and instruments to gather detailed information about forests, such as vegetation indices, land surface temperature, and forest cover. However, making sense of these extremely large datasets requires specialized infrastructure, tools and trained algorithms to track and to identify changes in forests over time. Therefore, we have invested in high-performance computing infrastructure, cloud platforms, and a range of tools that enable us to process and analyze this data.
Our team of skilled data scientists and Geographic Information System (GIS) experts work closely with our talented developers and IT teams to ensure that we have the right machine learning models, and algorithm development capabilities to extract the insights we need for you.
We take pride in our ability to bring together these assets, enabling us to offer our forest monitoring service to forest owners like yourself.
What does this mean to a forest owner?
Identification of the forest type (deciduous or coniferous), health, and their changes over time help assess the extent and distribution of various forest ecosystems. By comparing historical data with current images, AI can highlight areas suffering from rapid forest loss, and in case of early intervention there might be some hope.
Integrating satellite data and AI for forest monitoring facilitates also the identification of patterns and trends. It’s obvious what this means when talking about large-scale coverage but what about in a smaller scale? A lot. Forest owners can greatly benefit from utilizing satellite data in their daily operations. They gain the advantage of early detection for various forest disturbances, such as illegal logging and natural disasters. This eliminates the need for expensive ground-based surveys and allows them enough time to adapt to changing environmental conditions well in advance, ensuring timely and effective action.
Furthermore, accessing satellite data is essential for insurance purposes and when engaging in the sale or purchase of local parcels. How would you be sure about the health of the forest in question if you can’t check from satellite data?
By using the power of AI algorithms, we can process vast amounts of satellite data, extract meaningful insights and help forest owners to make informed decisions regarding their forest management, conservation strategies, and sustainable development.
We have already stated that the combination of satellite data and AI-driven analysis has the potential to revolutionize how we interact with our forests. We still share this view and remain committed to giving to forest owners all the assets they need.
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