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Thanks to the type of data and information it provides, Copernicus has the capacity to support the management of forests worldwide.


In the domain of forestry, Earth observation data is used to provide forest mapping and forest change mapping, and to produce maps supporting the completion of National forest inventories.


It also enables the production of forest cartographies which take into account different types of parameters, such as tree species or biophysical variables.


Earth observation data is also used to monitor forest fires (for both real-time detection and tracking) or to monitor illegal logging.


Forest Mask Tree Species - Change Detection

(Credits: H2020 Eugenius Project)

High Resolution Layer Forest Type

(Credits: Copernicus Land Monitoring Service)


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