Indufor's monitoring solutions use satellite and airborne data to provide up-to-date actionable information to managers and decision-makers. Our integrated monitoring solutions include continuous monitoring of landscapes, plantation condition and operations.
All updates and analytics are delivered using our online delivery platform, a secure, simple and easy solution that can be synchronised for offline use on mobile devices.
Our satellite-based alerts system 'MO' continuously scans the landscape for change. MO is a flexible solution designed to monitor any event that results in a difference relative to baseline thresholds. In forests, changes that will trigger alerts include harvesting, deforestation, bushfires, windthrow and significant stresses that cause canopy thinning or loss.
Across environmentally sensitive landscapes, the system offers a solution that encourages sustainable land management practices.
Indufor's Canopy Index provides a snapshot of a resource at a point in time; it is routinely used to screen plantations for unrecorded change. It works by combining plantation data and satellite imagery to check for any unusual deviations from expected benchmark values, such as areas impacted by wind damage, foliar diseases, or identify areas that have failed to establish. The output is a colour-coded surface that highlights areas of concern (orange to red shading). Areas with low canopy scores are processed to create a list of 'alerts'.
The method provides a shortlist of areas to inspect and a more structured approach to monitoring activities leading to a more streamlined field inspection process.
Our Harvest Tracking algorithm utilises temporal satellite data that is analysed to detect and map progressive change. The primary use of the routine is to verify and monitor the progress of planned operations such as harvesting, roading and plantation thinning.