Tropical Resources and Environment Monitoring by Satellite

Project Description
The Tropical Resources and Environment Monitoring by Satellite
(TREES) Project is being conducted jointly by the Commission of
the European Communities (CEC) and the European Space Agency (ESA).
Malingreau et al. (1993) describe the project in the paper "AVHRR
for Global Tropical Forest Monitoring." The project involves
development of space observation techniques for monitoring the
tropical forests of the world. An operational objective of the
project is to perform a global tropical forest inventory and
deforestation study using complete coverage with Advanced Very
High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) 1-km maximum Normalized
Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) composited data sets,
supplemented with high resolution Landsat Thematic Mapper
(TM) and Systeme Probatoire d'Observation de la Terra (SPOT)
satellite image data. Information about the availability of
the composited data sets can be requested from the TREES AVHRR contact.

Project Contact:

TREES Project
Institute for Remote Sensing Applications
Joint Research Centre
21020 Ispra
ITALY

Tel: 39-332-789830
Fax: 39-332-785545

For more information, link to http://www.ciesin.org/TG/RS/trees.html

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