Fully Optimised and Reliable Emissions Tool

Satellite, forest, carbon stocks estimation

Based on optical/radar satellite data, FOREST provides solutions for sustainable forest management and carbon stocks enhancement. 

Forests are important carbon sinks that play a vital role in maintaining the world’s ecological balance. Responsible for almost 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation has contributed to climate change and led to a loss of biodiversity, social deprivation and soil degradation. 

FOREST provides forest owners with forest asset management services. Through the innovative use of optical and radar data, in situ measurements and software (based on the ground-breaking ORCHIDEE model), the consortium achieved what had never been done before; providing forest owners and managers with information on the size and structure of forested areas including analysis of their evolution over time and carbon stock emissions. 

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Fully Optimised and Reliable Emissions Tool (FOREST)
Project Type

Innovation project – Develops and brings to market climate-relevant knowledge, products and services

Lead Partner

Airbus DS GEO

Project Partners

Airbus DS GEO
National Physical Laboratories (NPL)
Laborotoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environment (UVSQ-LSCE)

Project Manager

Alexandra Nouillas, Airbus Defence and Space

Project Location

Pan-European, co-ordinated from France (with demonstrations in Ghana)

Project Start Date

Decision Metrics & Finance