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Assessment and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Framework of the EU-Russia Space Dialogue

Objective

ZAPÁS delivers a set of procedures and products for forest resource assessment and monitoring. The team consists of a balanced contribution of leading experts from Europe and Russia in the field of Earth observation for forestry and includes a Russian Forest Research Institute which also apply remote sensing techniques. ZAPÁS investigates and cross validates methodologies using both Russian and European Earth observation data to develop a worldwide
observation system. Earth observation data include ENVISAT MERIS and ASAR in different acquisition modes, METEOR-M and RESURS-DK1. The methodologies include state-of-the-art optical and radar retrieval algorithms and their improvement as well as investigation of innovative synergistic approaches. Products include biomass maps and biomass change for the years 2007-2008-2009 on a local scale, a biomass and improved land cover map on the regional scale, and in addition, a 1 km scale land cover map as input to a carbon accounting model. These products serve the inventory community (e.g. FAO Forest Ressource Assessment) as well as the Kyoto Protocol implementation bodies. ZAPÁS is unique with respect to the team composition, Earth observation operational expertise, interdisciplinarity and envisioned improved synergistic products. In specified regions land cover change dynamics, specifically land abandonment, will be investigated. A ZAPÁS unique feature is the investigation of up- and down-scaling effects of data and products to improve the overall accuracies. A bi-lingual webportal (as already existing at partner locations) provides access to findings, data and products to the outside forest and Earth observation community.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/soil science/land-based treatment

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 201 171,25
Administrative Contact
Christiane Schmullius (Prof.)

Participants (4)

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Manchanda (Ms.)
SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 85 387,50
Address
Profsoyuznaya 84/32
117997 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergey Bartalev (Dr.)
V.N.SUKACHEV INSTITUTE OF FOREST SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 128 081,25
Address
Akademgorodok 50
660036 Krasnoyarsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mikhail Korets (Dr.)
"Joint Stock Company ""Russian Space Systems"""
Russia
EU contribution
€ 10 350
Address
Aviamotornaya 53
111250 Moscow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kirill Emilianov (Mr.)