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The current presentation shows how the new remote sensors and powerful computing tools allow nowadays to refine the thematic knowledge of ecosystems on the whole Congo Basin at a spatial detail never achieved before. Change detection algorithms give the possibility to locate the deforestation hot spots and to accurately measure the forest cover evolution at a regional scale. Remote sensing data combined with geographical information systems can also support the field projects linked to protected area management and land planning.

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Authors: MAYAUX P, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);ACHARD F, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);HUGH E, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);STIBIG H.J, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT);JANVIER P, EC-JRC, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: International Workshop on Geo-spatial Knowledge Processing for Natural Resource Management. Organised by: JRC-Ispra, National Resource Council (Milano) and University of Insurbia. Held in: Varese (IT), 28-29 Jun
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