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The current paper shows how the new remote sensors and powerful computing tools currently allow one 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, JRC, SAI, GMV, Ispra (IT);MALINGREAU J-P, JRC, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Bulletin des Seances de lÆAcademie Royale des Sciences dÆOutre-Mer, Vol.46 (2000), pp.475-486
Record Number: 200113941 / Last updated on: 2001-10-24
Original language: fr
Available languages: fr