The EOMonDis Project (Bringing Earth Observation Services for Monitoring Dynamic Forest Disturbances to the Users) aims to offer operational Earth Observation (EO) based tropical forest monitoring services to support countries and a wide range of users with accurate relevant forest information data for their management and reporting requirements. The overall goals of EOMonDis are achieved by the following main tasks:
Ongoing in-depth market and user requirement assessment for specific forest products in relation to forest area, deforestation and degradation and above-ground biomass in humid and dry tropical biomes.
Development of new robust methods for satellite data processing and prototyping a commercial service platform that offers a comprehensive range of map products for forest monitoring in the humid and dry tropical sub-biomes.
Partners will test and integrate the technical components of the innovation results into operational processing chains, perform accuracy assessments and demonstrate the improved product generation in the larger demonstration sites.
The EOMonDis project is embedded in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. Products and services developed during the course of EOMonDis can support countries to fulfil their reporting requirements in the framework of REDD+ and assist to implement and monitor Zero Deforestation commitments.
2017-12-22 - Workshop on Sentinel-2 data for Activity Data Assessment with ST-REDD and EOMonDis Service
Demonstration, Yaoundé, Cameroon 30 November – 1 December 2017.
GAF AG jointly organised a workshop with the REDD Secretariat in Youndé to elaborate the requirements of Activity Data (AD) mapping, which is needed for the forest loss reporting in the ...
2017-11-22 - UNFCCC COP23 Side Event:
Progress in monitoring forest degradation Perspectives from the Sentinels for REDD+: EOMonDis on 9th November 2017
The European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) jointly organised a Side Event at the COP23 in Bonn on 9th November 2017. The Side Event, “Progress in monitoring forest degradation Perspectives from the Sentinels for REDD+” had the objective to present...
2017-11-22 - UNFCCC COP23
The COP23 held in Bonn, Germany this year provided an important opportunity for EOMonDis to network with countries involved in the REDD+ process from Africa and L. America but also provided a chance to meet and interview representatives from the financing institutes such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Fund (FCPF).
Project flyer, brochures, poster presentations, public project reports and a list of scientific and other publications are provided under downloads.
The EOMonDis Project Consortium lead by GAF AG (Germany) consists of two research organisations and three operational service providers from private sector, each with several years of experience in the field of tropical forest monitoring.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685761.