Hatfield launches carbon project survey in Indonesia
May 25, 2009
Based on the results of a Carbon Project Survey, Hatfield will provide trial forestry and geomatics services to support the carbon projects of selected partner organisations.
An effective international response to climate change is likely to include a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) mechanism. This creates opportunities for sustainable land management projects that deliver carbon benefits. In advance of the establishment of an international compliance mechanism, the voluntary carbon emissions market for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses sector has rapidly expanded, providing opportunities for public institutions, private corporations and non-profit organizations to create revenue streams from land use projects.
Earth observation (satellite and aerial imagery) products and services can support and enhance land use and forest carbon projects that are being developed as part of the voluntary carbon emissions market. Hatfield Consultants and Hatfield Indonesia are implementing a project funded by the European Space Agency called Earth Observation Services for Forest Carbon Emissions Projects (EO-FORCE). EO-FORCE involves the design of integrated remote sensing and forestry products and services for land use and forest carbon projects, and implementation and evaluation of trial services to projects in Indonesia.
The first step in the process of developing these products and services is to undertake a Requirements Assessment, which can be downloaded here and submitted via email. Download the requirements assessment questionnaire here (Word ; PDF)
Thomas Boivin, President of Hatfield, explained “This Requirements Assessment aims to compile the data and information needs for organisations developing land use and forest carbon projects in Indonesia. The survey provides a valuable opportunity to provide input related to the development of remote sensing products for land use and forest carbon projects and we are looking for partners to participate in service trials.”
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