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This paper outlines the Firs (Forest Information from Remote Sensing) Project, a research and development project aimed at contributing to the provision of both statistical and mapped information on European forest areas. Sectorial (production-related) and environmental aspects of forests are addressed. To support the thematic parts of the project 3 foundation actions have been defined: regionalization and stratification of European forest ecosystems has been followed by a study to develop and define a remote sensing related forest nomenclature and a study to collect geo-referenced forest data from test areas which have been selected to represent the major European forest ecosystem types. Results to date are presented . Currently, the project is concentrating on the provision of European forest area maps and on the development of an automatic change detection system for the provision of both statistics and geo-referenced information.

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Authors: FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT);KENNEDY P, JRC Ispra (IT);ROY D P, JRC Ispra (IT);MÉGIER J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Impact of Remote Sensing on the European Statistical Info-System, Roma (IT), November 27-29, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39465 ORA
Record Number: 199512096 / Last updated on: 1996-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en