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  • Priority Axis: 1.Research, technological development and innovation (RD&I) to support economic competitiveness and business development

  • Project Title: Prototyping an Earth-Observation based monitoring and forecasting system for the Romanian forest

EO-ROFORMON aims to prototype a novel national forest monitoring and forecasting system based on the integration of active (radar) and passive (optical) Earth-Observation (EO) sensors calibrated with in situ data obtained from terrestrial laser scanning thus avoiding one of the main criticisms with respect to the ICP-Forests network, the consistency of assessments. The project, carried out in a representative study area, will focus on retrieving indicators related to forest condition/status (e.g. defoliation) and degradation (e.g. logging activity, wind throws, fires). Changes in canopy water content would be also monitored to provide an early-warning system on forest condition trends. The project aims to differentiate forest defoliation (caused by natural disturbances) from degradation (from logging activities) by taking advantage of the temporal dimension of changes in the remote sensing signal from optical and radar data. Thus, spatially explicit information on forest condition, logging extent, intensity and their timeline will become available.
The total value of a project is 3.883.300,67 lei. See complete details
COMPETITIVENESS OPERATIONAL PROGRAM 2014-2020
Priority Axis: 1.Research, technological development and innovation (RD&I) to support economic competitiveness and business development
Investment Priority: Improving research and innovation infrastructures and capacities to develop excellence in RD&I and promoting competence centers, especially those of European interest
Action 1.1.4 Attracting high-level personnel from abroad in order to enhance the RD capacity
Project Title: Prototyping an Earth-Observation based monitoring and forecasting system for the Romanian forests
Contract: 90/09.09.2016
Implementation period: September 9th, 2016 - September 8th, 2020
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