19 December 2022
By Tom Collins
Treemetrics, a world-leading provider of forest inventory and management solutions, has announced the launch of its new ground-breaking ‘real-time forest monitoring and measurement’ platform. In a world-first innovation developed at the company’s headquarters in Cork, Ireland, the platform utilizes advanced satellite imagery processing software to provide real-time insights into forest health and productivity.
The Treemetrics platform offers a range of powerful features to help forestry professionals and forest carbon developers to monitor and manage their forests. It is immediately available to users, who can access high-resolution satellite imagery, as well as advanced analytics tools to track changes in tree cover, biomass, and other important metrics. The platform also includes an intuitive user interface and easy-to-use mapping tools to help users visualize and analyse their data.
“We are most excited to introduce this new forest monitoring platform, which represents a major advance in the way that forestry professionals and forest owners can measure and manage their forests,” said Treemetrics CEO, Enda Keane. “With the ability to access near real-time satellite imagery and advanced analytics tools, our platform provides a powerful tool for accurately calculating forest carbon credits.”
Niall Bolger, Head of Earth Observation programmes, Enterprise Ireland, said: “Treemetrics is a great example of an SME that is successfully leveraging the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel Hub, a world class resource of Earth Observation data that has an open and free data access policy. With Treemetrics deep insights in forestry management, they have developed a powerful analytics tool that is sure to bring value to forestry owners and carbon credit managers across the globe.”
The Treemetrics platform is designed to be scalable and flexible, allowing users to monitor forests of any size or complexity. It is also compatible with a range of existing forest inventory and management systems, making it easy to integrate into existing workflows.
“One challenge in measuring forest carbon is that forests are dynamic ecosystems, and they can change over time due to factors such as tree growth, mortality, and disturbance events such as fires and storms. This means that the carbon capturing potential of a forest can also change over time, and it is important to regularly monitor and update the carbon inventory. We believe that our platform represents the future of forest monitoring,” said Enda Keane. “With its advanced technology and intuitive design, it is the ideal solution for forestry professionals looking to take their operations to the next level.”
In November, it was announced that Treemetrics was selected to participate in an important EU-wide project aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change by better monitoring of EU’s forests.