Forests cover almost a third of world’s land surface, representing one of the most important ecosystems in our planet and a fundamental element to fight climate change. Moreover, forests create natural habitat to a large variegate of flora and fauna species hence preserving global biodiversity. Rapid shrinking of forest creates a major threat and increases the effects of climate change.

Every year, large forested areas are cleared out all over the world due to different driving forces and precise monitoring of these activities is required to reduce their negative impact. The Copernicus program provides a unique opportunity to quickly map the ever-changing forests and provide regular updates on their condition at a range of spatial and temporal resolutions.

During this webinar, we will use RUS to monitor on-going deforestation over the Chaco region in the north of Paraguay using Ground Range Detected (GRD) products from the Sentinel-1 satellite. We will show how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Learn by yourself section of the RUS portal.

RUS Webinar – Deforestation with Sentinel-1 – 6 Dec. 2018