Digital Earth services scale up the geographical scope from a national and continental level to a global scale by leveraging advanced satellite data analytics and powerful cloud computing environments. Recent technological advancements and an exponentially growing availability of earth observation data allow us to map, analyse, monitor and simulate forests at a planetary scale.
- Forest and carbon inventories at scale – AOIs from one thousand square kilometres to millions of square kilometres
- Cost-efficiencies from freely available satellite data
- Possibility for improved accuracies and spot analysis with higher resolution data
- Algorithm-based cloud computing for efficient repetition of the analysis for monitoring purposes
- Forest owners and impact investors with low data availability
- Regional and national governmental agencies
- International governmental and non-governmental organisations
Forest information on a planetary scale
The amount and availability of Earth observation data collected by an increasing number of satellites are growing rapidly. At the same time, data storage, as well as processing and computation capacities, are taking gigantic leaps every year. Futuristic ideas presented five years ago are considered standard in today’s world. Machine learning and deep learning algorithms are enabling unforeseen analytical applications while minimising manual work.
AFRY's Digital Earth services leverage these technological advancements by knitting together state-of-the-art forest inventories and growth simulation solutions with scalable Earth observation data and advanced data analytics.
As a result, we offer a strong portfolio of products and services, including regional wall-to-wall forest resource inventories, inventory audits, forest carbon mapping and the construction of continental- and planetary-scale digital twins of forests which allow an accurate forecast of their future development.
These solutions empower our clients’ decision making processes by better capturing the way in which forests and their carbon stocks develop under changing climatic conditions or under different forest management regulation schemes.