Publication: Gold mining impacts in the Peruvian Amazon

The article published on January 14, 2020, in Environmental Research Letters, presents an approach for monitoring the aboveground carbon emissions in Madre de Dios, Peru, in an area highly affected by the gold mining activities, most often illegal and small-scale. We used Planet imagery, Sentinel-1 radar images, topography and airbone Lidar within a neural network framework to estimate how much …

Publication: Monitoring tropical forest carbon emissions with Planet data

You can access the publication on Nature’s Scientific Reports webpage. Csillik, O., Kumar, P., Mascaro, J., O’Shea, T. and Asner, G.P., 2019. Monitoring tropical forest carbon stocks and emissions using Planet satellite data. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 17831. We have developed a method to monitor carbon emissions from tropical forests at an unprecedented level of detail. The approach will provide the basis for …