Forests are important components of natural capital, providing timber and other products, sequestering carbon and regulating regional climate. Ecometrica supports the production and application of spatial data used to monitor the effectiveness of forest stewardship and conservation activities.
The detection of deforestation is important for the enforcement of many forest and environmental laws, and also needed for compliance with many sustainability standards. There are consequences for both errors of omission (missed detection of deforestation) and commission (false detection of deforestation).
Using our Forest Cover module, you can undertake accurate deforestation and forest damage assessments and assess the accuracy of standard detection products in specific forest types.