Image by David Clode

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.

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Aerial photos

We use aerial photos at 20 cm resolution to map all trees in a country, the first example is Rwanda.

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Field work

We collect field data on biomass and species which is used to estimate carbon stocks at tree level and country scale.

Image by NASA

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.