Creating Value in the AgriFood Value Chain via Remote Sensing

On-Demand Webinar

In September 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO) entered into a contract with Planet to provide high-spatial and temporal resolution satellite imagery into the national forest monitoring systems of eight tropical forest countries: Costa Rica, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Mozambique, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Colombia.

UN-FAO supports countries in their efforts to sustainably manage forests and land use globally, as well as to achieve their climate & conservation commitments outlined the 2015 Paris Accord. Towards this end, UN-FAO developed the System for Earth Observation Data Access (SEPAL), a geospatial platform powered by Google Earth Engine. Through this collaboration, these eight countries access Planet’s daily, high-resolution satellite imagery directly in their SEPAL workflows.

This session will explore how these countries are putting the combination of Planet's high-resolution satellite imagery and UN-FAO's processing platforms to work for a number of conservation applications, including forest monitoring, peatland restoration, wildfire detection, and land use planning.