Local use of satellite data for improved resource monitoring and fire risk assessment
Orangutang Fonden/Save the Orangutan
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
Overordnede mål :
The project aims to build up capacity and strengthen the ability of Save the Orangutan’s (StO’s) local Indonesian partner Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) to monitor and manage illegal logging and fire risk and response through the use of satellite data and cloud-based processing resources.
Umiddelbare mål :
(i) Assess and evaluate desired capacities against existing local capacities in order to generate an understanding of existing assets and capacity to process geospatial data and satellite imagery, ii) Develop capacity within BOSF-Mawas and the other BOSF programmes, to build a technical knowhow of applying satellite-based Earth Observation (EO), in order to underpin forest management and fire response activities., and iii) Implementation of the new tools in BOSF-Mawas’ work to ensure the new knowledge is applied in an effective way.
The primary target group is BOS Foundation with a specific focus on the Mawas programme . The secondary group consists of 62 villages in the Mawas area and government stakeholders.
The project aims to build up capacity and strengthen the ability of Save the Orangutan’s (StO’s) local Indonesian partner Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) to monitor and manage illegal logging and fire risk and response through the use of satellite data and cloud-based processing resources. This will make it easier to prioritize and coordinate monitoring resources in the field, gain increased knowledge of which geographic areas of the peat swamp forest in Mawas (the project area) need most focus, and in the end inform authorities for increased law enforcement. Being able to better track and monitor forest loss, detect active fires and proximate fire risk, BOSF will be able to improve natural resource governance for the benefit of the local communities in the target area, supporting the protection and management of crucial livelihood resources and reduce fire and haze related health issues.