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Capacity for Copernicus REDD+ and Forest Monitoring Services

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 821880

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 697 463,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 697 463,50

Coordinated by:

GAF AG

Germany

Objective

Efforts to monitor and map changes of forest areas using Earth Observation (EO) technologies to support decision making in reversing deforestation/degradation has been increasing in the past decade. This has especially gained momentum due to key developments for example in the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) policy process related to countries reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) which requires an assessment of national historical and projected deforestation/degradation rates and statistics. The advent of the European Copernicus Programme’s Sentinel data with their high spatial resolution and revisit time at global, regional and national levels provides an unprecedented volume of data for improved forest monitoring which should be exploited by the European science and EO industry communities. The current Project aims to implement a co-ordination and consolidation of the existing European Capacity for EO based Forest Monitoring with relevant stakeholders, International Agencies, Research Community and Private Sector. A key outcome of the Project would then be a proposed framework for a Copernicus REDD+ Service which can make use of the planned Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (C-DIAS) Platform for improving EO data and product accessibility and functionality to end Users. Furthermore the identification of infrastructural and research gaps for EO Forest Monitoring on different scales (global to local) will result in the definition of future R&D Programmes addressing key gaps and priorities.

Coordinator

GAF AG

Address

Arnulfstrasse 199
80634 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 870 722,50

Participants (4)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 553 118,75

SYSTEMES D'INFORMATION A REFERENCE SPATIALE - SIRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 413 000

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 524 191,25

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 336 431

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 821880

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 697 463,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 697 463,50

Coordinated by:

GAF AG

Germany