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NAME OF DIVISION

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    Forestry Division

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

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  • Forest cover mapping and retrieval of forest biophysical information from satellite imagery

OBJECTIVES

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  • Working  for the development of forest cover monitoring system based on space-born satellite imagery in the country

MAJOR FUNTIONS

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  • Monitoring and mapping of forest cover
  • Assessment of deforestation and afforestation
  • Forest biomass and carbon stock estimation

TOOLS UTILIZED

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  • Digital image processing
  • On-screen digitizing and vector layer generation

SATELLITE DATA INPUTS

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  • Landsat TM / ETM + imagery
  • ALOS PALSAR / RADARSAT imagery

OPERATIONAL BRIEF

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  • Satellite /radar image pre-processing
  • Satellite image classifications
  • Quantitative  assessment and modeling   of satellite based  estimation and  in-situ measured data

ICON ITEMS

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  • Satellite derived Forest Information Service (SaFIS)

REASEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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  • Operational use of satellite imagery for forest cover mapping and change assessment
  • Methodological improvement of forest biophysical property retrieval from optical and radar imagery

DELIVERABLES

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  • Forest cover maps and reports
  • Forest cover change maps and statistics
  • Above-ground forest biomass and carbon storage maps