May 15, 2015

TropForest dataset available online for free

The TropForest dataset is now freely available online for immediate download to the scientific user community from EU member states, and Switzerland and Norway.

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This dataset is the result of the TropForest ESA Data User Element project established in 2010 between the European Space Agency, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) TREES-3 project, and the FAO’s UN-REDD programme with the aim to jointly estimate the degree of forest cover change and degradation in the tropical forests of Latin America and South East Asia through the utilisation of earth observation data. It provides a harmonised ALOS, DEIMOS-1 and KOMPSAT-2 satellite image database covering both tropical forests for the period 2009-2010.

Further details are available on the TropForest dataset description page

The dataset is made available online for free after fast registration on ESA’s Earth Online Portal