The goal of Pixstart is to establish a new EO-based service dedicated to the foresters, denoted Woodwatch. This new service will help them to optimize their forest management thanks to ingestion of satellite derived maps into dedicated GIS environments. The present project will consist of developing the scientific part (algorithms) of the Woodwatch service. The project outputs will allow ESA to demonstrate the capacity of Sentinel missions (more specifically Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2) to provide mandatory and operational resource indicators for foresters.
In details, the foresters objectives are to expand their monitoring capacity, to optimize their on-site visits, to manage their forests according to legislation and to anticipate risks like phytosanitary diseases. All of these goals are participating to a main goal which is to improve the wood industry productivity while taking into account the climate change impacts.
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