New paper on combining satellite data and community-based observations for national forest monitoring systems

Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

A new paper by Arun Pratihast on Combining Satellite Data and Community-Based Observations for Forest Monitoring assesses the consistency of data collected by community monitors on forest change with data collected by professionals and high resolution satellite images in the UNESCO Kafa Biosphere Reserve, Ethiopia. The paper also evaluates the complementarity of locally collected data with satellite data and proposes a framework for National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) to integrate community-based monitoring data with satellite-based monitoring data.