EUDR aims to curb deforestation, forest degradation, and general environmental and human rights infractions in the production and consumption of certain imported and exported goods and commodities within the EU. Find out more about EUDR, why it matters and how Swift Geospatial can assist your business compliance through GIS and remote sensing solutions.
Ensuring the most efficient and future-proof forestry monitoring and management processes are in place is fundamental to long-term environmental, economic and social sustainability. Using precision forestry, which focuses on integrating new technology into these processes, is the answer.
When it comes to forestry management and planning, the more information you have at your fingertips the better you can get a bird’s-eye view of potential risks, such as climate change and deforestation. However, sifting through this information and understanding how to use different pieces of data for actionable outcomes is even more critical. And that is where Decision Support Systems (DSS) play a vital role.
Because more and more people are living in cities, this means that cities are growing and changing all the time. To manage this growth, we need to monitor change detection in cities to see what’s happening and what we need to do. Change detection monitoring means comparing pictures of cities taken from satellites or planes at different times to see what has changed, like new buildings, land use changes, or changes in green areas.
According to Forest Europe, forests cover 227 million hectares of total land in Europe. Protecting them as a critical carbon sink that absorb around 10% of total EU emissions needs to be at the top of the priority list. Here are the EU regulations keeping them protected.
To protect the roughly 6.3 million square kilometres of forest in Africa, robust policies and legislation need to be put in place. Inroads are happening globally to better conserve, coordinate and sustain forested areas, from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa and beyond. But this progress isn’t without its share of challenges. We've put together a list of legislation currently in use throughout South Africa and Africa.
Using daily high resolution satellite imagery, we are able to monitor illegal dwelling encroachment into areas around power lines, pipelines, roads and servitude areas regarding municipal infrastructure. Aside from the illegal use of land and encroachment on servitudes being a violation of property rights, illegal encroachment into areas such as power lines and pipelines can pose a serious safety risk to individuals living in those areas as well as the surrounding communities.
The idea behind regenerative agriculture is to create a cycle of life that supports both the plants and the animals on the farm, and also helps the environment around it. For example, healthy soil can store more carbon from the air, which is good for the climate. It can also hold more water, which is good for preventing droughts and floods.
The Geospatial Forestry Platform (GFP) can provide useful insights to aid in the successful management of your forestry resource. The platform provides solutions to both commercial and small-scale forestry through a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a user-friendly package. Swift Geospatial understands the need for access to accurate contextual information about your woodlots and trees.
Our Geospatial Forestry Platform is designed to package forestry monitoring solutions into a a set of easy to digest online dashboards that are straightforward and customizable. Essentially, the GFP delivers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for your tree monitoring requirements.