TerraPulse launches the world’s first 10-meter resolution forest monitoring platform
Press release From: TerraPulse
Posted: Tuesday February 8th 2022
TerraPulse, Inc., the green tech startup that presented the world’s first high-resolution satellite map of global tree canopy coverage in 2013, today announced that the company has again broken the record for resolution in world cartography.
The company’s terraView land monitoring platform will now host tree canopy, deforestation and other forest monitoring indices at 10-meter spatial resolution from 2017 to present, enabling detection and monitoring of global forest change at the highest spatial and temporal resolution possible to date. .
By applying terraPulse’s artificial intelligence (AI) to the European Space Agency’s publicly available global satellite image archive, the technology makes it possible to measure and monitor natural assets around the world down to individual forest stands. Unprecedented detail enables landowners, foresters and investors to participate in emerging carbon and biodiversity markets by providing information on the status and changes of what is increasingly being called natural”.
“With climate and land-use changes posing growing existential threats to biodiversity, monitoring the global biosphere is more important than ever,” said Joseph Sexton, chief scientist and co-founder of terraPulse. “Detecting forestry activity at 9 times the previous scale will overcome a major obstacle to sustainable development and accelerate the resilience of rural economies to global change.”
Sexton describes terraPulse as a “Bloomberg terminal for the biosphere”. The platform’s new set of global indices enables:
Detection of deforestation and forest degradation
Quantification of carbon stocks and evolutions
Fire risk prediction
Biodiversity habitat and wildlife movement analysis
Min Feng, CTO and co-founder of terraPulse, described the achievement as two major milestones: “It sets the new standard for spatial scale and, combined with the entire historical archive of terraPulse, it is from the only series of maps covering nearly four decades of forest currency.”
To learn more or request a demo, visit: www.terrapulse.com
About terraPulse, Inc.:
Founded in 2014, terraPulse is a cloud-based platform for monitoring ecosystem changes from local to global scales. By applying scientifically peer-reviewed algorithms to global satellite imagery, terraPulse produces the world’s first sub-hectare resolution maps of global tree cover, surface water and urbanization. With unparalleled speed, accuracy, and granularity, down to individual property parcels, terraPulse enables governments, nonprofits, corporations, and academic researchers to monitor, protect, and manage natural hazards and assets, including the rapidly growing market for carbon offsets.
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