The next generation of forest maps – adapting a Nordic success story across the globe
Coordinator: Johan Fransson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
johan.fransson (at) slu.se
Other partners: FI, TR
Duration: 2022-2025 (to be confirmed)
Project objective: The overall objective of ForestMap is to advance the societal values of forest use by developing and evaluating a new methodology to produce forest maps across the globe. The forest maps will be produced using crowd sourced data from smartphones and remote sensing data from space- and airborne systems. Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms will be developed in order to produce tailor-made forest maps to stakeholder’s needs and corresponding their willingness to pay. The societal value of the forest maps used in existing and new business models will also be explored.