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Abstract

As part of an agreement between the Central European states, Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, and the Institute for Remote Sensing Applications, parts of FIRS (Forest Information from Remote Sensing) Foundation Action 1 are being implemented on a national scale within the framework of the PHARE Regional Remote Sensing Applications programme in these countries. FIRS Foundation Action 1 concerns the regionalisation and stratification of European forest ecosystems with the purpose of building a homogeneous regional basis for application of remotely sensed data for mapping and assessing the environmental values of forests and their production. The Central European countries are carrying out a national regionalisation parallel to the FIRS regionalisation. However, a slightly different procedure is being used, due to the lack of digital geoinformation at a national scale. A total coverage of Landsat TM hardcopies is being used, together with additional physical geographical and biological data and maps, to divide the country into main homogeneous forest regions. The forest maps produced are compared with the national forest maps to estimate the benefit of using remote sensing data for national forest mapping. The results from all PHARE countries are used to analyse the regional variation within a north-south transect.

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Authors: FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT);KENNEDY P, JRC Ispra (IT);MCCORMICK N, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Workshop on Pollution Monitoring and GIS, Brandys nab Labem (CS), May 15-18, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38974 ORA
Record Number: 199510707 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en