Deforestation and forest degradation is considered the second largest source of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
While there is a pressing need to go beyond satellite-based LULCC survey to accurately monitor carbon stocks in the tropics, there is still no operational integrated framework to achieve this goal. In particular, much uncertainty comes from the difficult evaluation of forest degradation impact, which does not entail forest conversion.
3DForMod aims at integrating advances in 3D forest modelling and very-high-resolution remote sensing technology to improve monitoring of forest aboveground biomass, especially in tropical countries that have signed the Paris Agreement. The final goal is to supply stakeholders and decision makers with reliable and accessible information on vegetation carbon stocks in forest territories along with simple predictive, GIS-based models (geographic information system) on the consequences of forest degradation in terms of GHG emissions. The consortium of partners allows covering all steps that need to be considered to rigorously scale-up aboveground carbon estimates from tree to forest plot and region.
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*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.