High-Res for Tropical Forests: The NICFI Data Program
2021-09-30, 08:30–09:00, Microsoft AI for Earth

In September 2020, Norway's Ministry of Climate and Environment awarded a consortium of commercial satellite imagery providers, Kongsberg Satellite Services with partners Planet and Airbus, a contract to open comprehensive access to high-resolution satellite monitoring of the tropics to help reduce and reverse tropical forest loss. This contract opens analysis-ready Planet Basemaps of the tropics under a CC-NC license in support of the Purpose of Norway's International Climate and Forests Initiatives. Key goals of this program include advancing scientific research and development in forests and climate; supporting international, national, and subnational policies for conservation and climate goals; empowering indigenous and local communities in the fight against deforestation; facilitating solutions to remove pressure on forests from global markets; and more. This session will provide an introduction to the NICFI Data Program, including what datasets are available, technical how-to's (including access, download, analysis, and integrations), and example use cases and impacts to date.


In September 2020, Norway's Ministry of Climate and Environment awarded a consortium of commercial satellite imagery providers, Kongsberg Satellite Services with partners Planet and Airbus, a contract to open comprehensive access to high-resolution satellite monitoring of the tropics to help reduce and reverse tropical forest loss. This contract opens analysis-ready Planet Basemaps of the tropics under a CC-NC license in support of the Purpose of Norway's International Climate and Forests Initiatives. Key goals of this program include advancing scientific research and development in forests and climate; supporting international, national, and subnational policies for conservation and climate goals; empowering indigenous and local communities in the fight against deforestation; facilitating solutions to remove pressure on forests from global markets; and more. This session will provide an introduction to the NICFI Data Program, including what datasets are available, technical how-to's (including access, download, analysis, and integrations), and example use cases and impacts to date.


Authors and Affiliations

Tara O'Shea
Director of Forest Programs
Planet

Charlotte Bishop
Senior Program Manager
Kongsberg Satellite Services

Track

Open data

Topic

Data collection, data sharing, data science, open data, big data, data exploitation platforms

Level

1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Language of the Presentation

English