Project Title: Forestmap – The Next Generation of Forest Maps – Adapting A Nordic Success Story Across The Globe
Project Type: ERA-NET COFUND
Project Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Elif Sertel

The ForestMap project will provide new means for forest mapping globally and provide new open data crucial for sustainable forest management and mitigation of climate change. The overall objective is to advance the societal values of forest use by developing and evaluating a new methodology to produce forest maps across the globe. The project will develop easily applicable methods for forest map production using crowd sourced data from smartphones and remote sensing data from space- and airborne systems. Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms will be developed to produce forest maps at different scales and accuracy, taking into account the needs of the stakeholders and the process costs.