IECS remote sensing group


Remote sensing based system for forest risk factor monitoring

Prime Contractor: Institute of Electronics and Computer Science
Cooperation partner 2:Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”
Cooperation partner 2: SIA “Baltic Satellite Service”

Agreement with Central Financing and Contracting Agency (CFCA) No.

Scientific manager: Ints Mednieks
Scientific manager of the Cooperation partner 1: Mg.silv. Jānis Donis
Scientific manager of the Cooperation partner 2: Mg.geogr. Ilze Bargā
Time frame: from March 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Project objective: to develop software tools for assessment, monitoring and alerting of forest risk factors using satellite and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based remote sensing .

Main activities of the project include:

  1. Development of methods, algorithms and a prototype system for screening of forests from satellite (synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and multispectral (MS)) data for detection of areas suspected to be at the risk of disturbances.
  2. Performing field surveys and collection of very high resolution (VHR) data of forest areas under the risk of disturbances using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
  3. Development of methods, algorithms and a prototype technology for detection of forest areas under  the risk of disturbances from VHR remote sensing data and for identifying and alerting on potential risk factors using auxiliary data.

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