Monitoring trees for nature conservation law
NEO is monitoring whether trees are disappearing in areas that fall under the Nature Conservation Law, using satellite data and deep learning methodologies.
Date: December 24, 2019
Proposal: On behalf of several provinces NEO has monitored whether trees disappeared in areas that fall under the nature conservation law. The enforcement of this law is difficult, as areas are enormous and human resources limited. By monitoring the trees in an automated way NEO delivers only the most relevant changes to the client to follow up in the field. The nationwide tree database of the Boomregister that was developed by NEO is used as baseline. Satellite data is used as source for the yearly updates. We use deep learning algorithms to signal where trees have disappeared, and filter them to only keep the most relevant ones.
Public Authority, Forests, Assess Deforestation / Forest Degradation, Detect illegal forest activities, Forestry, Forest management, Forest policy, Forest policy makers, Forest services, Logging industry, Wood industry, Local and regional planners, City authorities, Regional governments, Town authorities