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Hatfield Presented Forests2020 Project Implementation in Indonesia at the Forests2020 Global Conference

Jun 11, 2019

Indonesia Forests 2020 delegation

Two senior staff from PT Hatfield Indonesia were part of an Indonesian delegation participating in the Forests2020 Global Conference held between April 8-12, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference was part of the Forests2020 project, funded by the UK Space Agency through the International Partnership Program (IPP) and managed by Ecometrica. The project is being implemented across six countries: Indonesia, Kenya, Ghana, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico. Forests2020 activities are designed to help protect and restore up to 300 million hectares of tropical forests by improving forest monitoring through the advanced use of satellite data. PT Hatfield Indonesia is the project coordinator for the Indonesian component of the Forests2020 project. Agus Salim and Rina Wulandari from PT Hatfield Indonesia presented an update on completed activities and described future plans regarding work in Indonesia. Results from key project implementers, including IPB University and Daemeter Consulting, were presented including results from automatic change detection and risk mapping activities. The session was also attended by the Director of Inventory and Forest Resources Monitoring, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia. The discussion concluded that project activities completed in Indonesia have resulted in significant improvements to the national forest monitoring system in Indonesia, and there is potential to cooperate with other implementing countries to further develop innovative monitoring approaches.

The Forests 2020 Global Plenary session was attended by professionals with an interest in forest conservation, earth observation, supply chain monitoring, and emerging space technologies. The conference explored progress made by a wide range of Forests2020 supported projects, including innovative technologies developed to fight deforestation and degradation across the tropics, and how they could be applied to forests around the world. Sessions covered a range of innovations including drone-based LiDAR surveys, automated forest loss detection, forest fire resilience and the use of machine learning to generate ultra-high resolution maps.

For more information, please contact:

Agus Salim
Vice President
Telephone: +62 251 832 4487

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