HyperBio – using new technology to reduce costs and improve the accuracy of forest
Terratec AS will conduct an exciting research project with funding from the Research Council of Norway in 2015 – 2018. Partners in the project are NMBU-MINA and Norwegian Computing Center. In addition, an Italian research institute with – Fondazione Edmund Mach in Trento. The aim of the project is to develop a forest mapping method that provides more accurate and efficient forest information based on airborne laser scanning (lidar) combined with hyperspectral imaging.
See Terratec’s web pages for more information: https://www.terratec.no/forskning
Daud Jones Kachamba successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Biomass estimation models and methods for miombo woodlands of Malawi using field and remotely sensed data”, on 15 December 2016.
The project is a part of the Capacity Building for Managing Climate Change “CABMACC-LUANAR” project in Malawi. The project is led by Associate Professor Weston Mwanse and Dr. Steve Makungwa of Forestry Department at LUANAR. The work at NMBU is led by Prof. Tron Eid. Continue reading
The project is a part of the large project called “A Joint USFS-NASA Pilot Project to Estimate Forest Carbon Stocks in Interior Alaska by Integrating Field, Airborne and Satellite Data”. The project is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). NASA CMS is designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes. Continue reading
Endre Hofstad Hansen successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Estimation of biomass in tropical rainforest using airborne laser scanning”, on October 30, 2015.
Ernest William Mauya successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Methods for estimating volume, biomass and tree species diversity using field inventory and airborne laser scanning in the tropical forests of Tanzania”, on October 28, 2015.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in collaboration with partner universities in Tanzania and partner institutions in Norway have recently concluded on more than four years of research and development on a broad specter of REDD+ issues in Tanzania. Monitoring of deforestation and capacity building in the field of forest monitoring have been significant parts of these activities.