Developing Earth Observation products for monitoring tropical humid and dry forests


The following publications have been released during the EOMonDis project implementation. A link to the respective article is provided as soon as available.


  • Hirschmugl, M.; Gallaun, H.; Dees, M.; Datta, P.; Deutscher, J.; Koutsias, N. & Schardt, M.. (2017):
    Review of Methods for Mapping Forest Disturbance and Degradation from Optical Earth Observation Data,
    Current Forestry Reports, 2017, p. 1-14, DOI 10.1007/s40725-017-0047-2.

  • Gomez, S.; Haeusler, T.; Enssle, F.. (2017):
    National Forest Monitoring in African Countries for REDD+: Cameroon and Malawi.
    Abstract prepared and accepted for the ISRSE-37 2017 Conference in S. Africa, May 2017.

  • Benelcadi H.; Sannier, C.; Faucqueur, L. & McRoberts, R.. (2016):
    Comparison of local EO-based dense humid and dry forest cover estimates with the UMD global dataset in the Central African Republic.
    Proceedings of ForestSat Conference
    , 2016, in print.

  • Enßle, F.; Haeusler, T.; Gomez, S.; Storch, C.; Pape, M.; Ott, H. & Ramminger, G.. (2016):
    Bringing Earth Observation Services for Monitoring Dynamic Forest Disturbances to the Users – EOMonDis project.
    Proceedings of ForestSat Conference, 2016, submitted.

  • Hirschmugl, M.; Schardt, M.; Perko, R.; Schell, V. & Sobe, C.. (2016):
    Tropical forest degradation monitoring: Radiometric issues of using both Landsat 8 and Sentinel 2 in one time series.
    Proceedings of ForestSat Conference
    , 2016, in print.

  • Haeusler, T.; Enssle, F.; Gomez, S.. (2017):
    Satellite based monitoring of forest resources compliant with REDD+ and Zero Deforestation.
    Paper prepared and accepted for presentation at the 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.

The overall Goals of EOMonDis are achieved by four main tasks

  • Requirements Assessment: User, market and technical requirement assessment.
  • Innovation and Development: Developing improved forest monitoring products and prototyping a service platform.
  • Demonstration and Validation: Product testing and verification in four test areas; customisation of the service platform according to user requests.
  • Service Sustainability: Development of a three year business concept based on dissemination and marketing activities. 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685761.