Periodic Reporting for period 2 - EOMonDis (Bringing Earth Observation Services for Monitoring Dynamic Forest Disturbances to the Users EOMonDis)
Reporting period: 2017-02-01 to 2019-07-31
The EOMonDis project has five overall objectives to support the REDD program, Zero Deforestation initiatives and sustainable forest management in humid and dry tropical countries. These are:
1.) Conduct a User requirements and market assessment for REDD+ and Low Emission Development (LED) programmes; this involves the identification of the needs of stakeholders in terms of the REDD+ policy drivers, working practices and decision making cycles as well as the funding available from the markets.
2.) To develop improved methods based on the User, ZD and the REDD+ policy requirements that will benefit from the improved quality, coverage, revisit times of Copernicus satellite data and will make use of the combination of different data sources from the Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 satellite missions as well as other companion data.
3.) To assess the utility of the innovative methods, by testing and comparing them on demonstration sites that are representative of both the humid and dry tropical forests.
4.) To develop a service model that ensures a sustainable project outcome for at least 3 years after the project has been completed.
5.) To disseminate the results of the project to a wide audience that includes the user and donor communities via promotion and marketing activities to ensure that the overall impact of the project is optimised.