Kashagan Oil Field, July 14, 2016

FMI Blog Posts

PlanetScope Data Leveraged to Map and Monitor the Forests of the Czech Republic

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The Forest Management Institute (FMI) is the government organization, established by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture, responsible for implementing the National Forest Inventory. In 2018, FMI began working with Planet datasets to undertake a comprehensive geospatial analysis and report the devastating impacts of the bark beetle epidemic on Czech forests.  By […]

Bark Beetles Are Decimating Forests: Satellite Data Can Help

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Bark beetle infestations devastated 18 million cubic meters of forest in the Czech Republic last year, due in part to very dry summers brought on by the effects of climate change. Historically, bark beetles have been a valuable part of nature conservation, playing an important role in the ecosystem of conifer forests. […]

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