Real-time carbon reporting already available for forest systems
Satellite data and artificial intelligence as part of forest management are not future fantasies but very much a thing of the present. Within the EnviNavigator project, Bitcomp is currently developing satellite data and artificial intelligence based analyses for predicting the risks of climate change and for observing its impacts. Thanks to the new satellite surveying system, carbon balance can be presented as digital maps with 10 m resolution. Information can then be utilized for example to plan forest use, to optimize carbon capturing, and to estimate climate impacts.
Both the public and private sector have put resources on developing carbon calculation, and the development will be fast in the coming years. Bitcomp will continue to do its part to develop the carbon balance calculation into a more reliable direction. Naturally, it is best to do so in the fields where we are the strongest: in utilizing satellite data and artificial intelligence as well as in software development. Thus, we can provide forest professionals an access to better initial data and to a self-learning analysis. At the same time, we want to be able to serve the diverse values of forest owners. In addition to economic values, biodiversity as well as carbon balance calculation and optimization can be can be considered in a modern forest system.
The users of the forest system Foresta will have carbon reports of forest resources in their use already this year. In the future, system user will be able to use calculation service to estimate the impacts forest management in practice has on forest carbon balances and, if they so wish, to test optimal forest management options for carbon sinks. Thanks to the up-to-date information available, different users will also be able to examine how well they have achieved their carbon capturing objectives and how well the growth estimations have come to pass.