Project Details

Description

Furthering Tropical Forest Conservation via Carbon Monitoring Furthering Tropical Forest Conservation via Carbon MonitoringArizona State University, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science Furthering Tropical Forest Conservation via Carbon MonitoringArizona State University, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science Worldwide Tropical Forest Carbon Monitoring This project aims to map and monitor aboveground carbon stocks and emissions from the worlds tropical forests with unprecedented detail by combining high-resolution daily satellite imagery and advanced artificial intelligence analytics. Creating low-cost, automated, spatially explicit indicators of forest carbon stocks and emissions will greatly contribute to sustainable pathways in economic development for tropical countries while benefiting the entire world. It will serve as a transformative tool that quantifies and helps to value the climate change mitigation services forests provide, as part of the MRV (Measurement, Reporting, and Verification) systems for REDD+ mechanisms developed by UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Focused Conservation Efforts in Indonesia and Malaysia 1. Develop REDD+ pilot projects in the Leuser Ecosystem 2. Identify and develop a REDD+ pilot project in the DaMaI Rainforest Complex 3. Carbon Mapping and Monitoring in Aceh
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/21/192/28/21

Funding

  • Morgan Family Foundation: $200,000.00

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