VCS: New Remote Sensing Tool Open for Public Comment

24 April 2014

It can often be extremely difficult for AFOLU project developers to estimate the carbon stocks in Aboveground Live Tree Biomass (ALFB). This is due in large part to the fact that many projects encompass remote, hard to access areas, forcing project developers to rely on ground-based forest inventory plots which can be both costly and cumbersome.

To potentially address this, Terra Global Capital developed a new tool that could allow project developers to use remote sensing instead of traditional ground-based forest inventory plots to estimate the forest carbon pools. This proposed tool provides a method for determining ALFB through a combination of remote sensing and field measurements data to determine a cost effective and accurate estimate of carbon forest pools.

Read and comment on the methodology here