The approach is based on satellite imagery from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission in combination with Landsat-8. These two sensors form an ideal basis for the establishment of a large-scale monitoring system of high spectral, spatial and temporal resolution. We create time series of Earth Observation data and develop analysis approaches to detect and classify forested areas and their changes over time.
The novel methods will be integrated and optimized for access through our cluster processing environment. This private cloud computing infrastructure provides ample resources for timely production and delivery of information products.
The Alpmon forest monitoring system comprises two services: A near real time alert system to rapidly map forest changes, and a forest map service that provides improved and updated maps on selected forest parameters.
Both can be accessed with a conventional web browser, thereby being platform and operating system independent.