Forest Monitoring in Portugal

The Portuguese pulp and paper industry processes great amounts of timber and plays an important part in the Portuguese economy. The major companies involved maintain and harvest several tree plantations (mainly eucalyptus) covering around 200k ha all over Portugal.

To understand more effectively and on a country-wide scale the state of the tree plantations, the Portuguese industry association CELPA collaborates with Tesselo, an environmental technology company, to monitor the lifecycle of tree plantations (new plantations, harvest,
burnt areas), tree age as well as national land use (change) on the basis of Sentinel-2 data augmented by AI.

The forest managers of the member companies can access the Tesselo platform to check tree health remotely, prioritising their work according to urgency and need.

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