Country-scale assessment of individual trees in Africa
DFF Sapere Aude Danish Research Leader Grant in collaboration with NASA
Mapping individual trees in Africa.
Contact: Maurice Mugabowindekwe
We demonstrate that deep learning and very high resolution satellite/aerial images can be used for a country-scale assessment of all trees, regardless of size or ecosystem, which will revolutionize the way forest inventories are conducted.
We use aerial photos at 20 cm resolution to map all trees in a country, the first example is Rwanda.
We collect field data on biomass and species which is used to estimate carbon stocks at tree level and country scale.
Work with NASA
We closely collaborate with C.J Tucker's group at NASA, who have a gigantic archive of Digital Globe images, used to map billions of individual trees.