Branching out with mobile mapping

Harriet Brewitt

“High quality forestry data captured eight times faster than traditional methods”  47% of Croatia’s total land area is covered by forest, an area of approximately 25,000km2. Management of these vast valuable assets is a key industry in Croatia and across its central European neighbours. As well as managing the biodiversity and sustainability of the forests, it is important for commercial …

Making Forest Surveys a Walk in the Park

Harriet Brewitt

Monitoring and understanding our environment has never been more important as the threat of climate change looms and governments step up to better manage their greenhouse gas emissions. Tom Potter, a doctoral researcher at the University of Leicester, UK, set out to further develop a technique to estimate biomass and carbon more efficiently using state-of-the-art, mobile LiDAR sensors across multiple, …

If You Go Down to the Woods Today…

Harriet Brewitt

…You may come across a ZEB-REVO in action!   This week not 1 but 2 REVOs are out and about scanning in forests across the world. Firstly, the guys at UCL’s Department of Geography are in Gabon, West Africa, scanning previously surveyed plots to measure changes over time. They are testing out the ZEB-REVO to measure tree height and diameter, …