ForestWatchersa citizen project for forest monitoring
Tropical forestsProvide habitat for most of the worlds terrestrialplant and animal species. Photo by Leonardo F. Freitas http://flic.kr/p/2cJCTz License: (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
These ecosystems are under increasing threat! Photo by Leonardo F. Freitas http://flic.kr/p/3eQWSk License: (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Deforestation is responsible for almost 20%of all global greenhouse gas (GHG). Photo by Leonardo F. Freitas http://flic.kr/p/3eQWSk License: (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Photo by Kevin McGarr http://flic.kr/p/aNVsh License: (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)The goal: build a global network of volunteers to monitor forests acrossthe world with limited means of self monitoring using a web application
Our starting pointA collaboration with Brazils National Institute for Space Research (INPE):● Leader in deforestation monitoring,● Responsible for the DETER program (Real Time Deforestation Detection System),● Trains monitoring teams from other developing countries, and● Supports open data policies.And UNOSAT, experts in delivering imagery analysis and satellite solutions. Ask volunteers to check for deforested areas in satellite images
Short-term goalGet an alpha version before the Rio+20 summiton global sustainability at the end of June!
Thank You!If you are interested to get involved, contact us! Daniel Lombraña firstname.lastname@example.org @teleyinex CCC email@example.com @CyberSciCentre License Icons by Gnome project except Logos