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Summary of Proposal RES0657

TitleImplementation of satellite data derived parameter for forest management planning and disaster control
Investigator Schneider, Thomas - Technische Universität München, Fachgebiet Waldinventur und nachhaltige Nutzung
Team Member
Prof. Dr. Hinz, Stefan - Universität Karlsruhe, Institute für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
Mr. Troycke, Armin - Bayerische Landesanstalt für Wald und Forstwirtschaft (LWF), 1.4, GIS und Fernerkundung
Ms. Thiele, Antje - Universität Karlsruhe, Institute für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
Mrs. Rappl, Adelheid - Universität Karlsruhe, Institute für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
Summary1. objectives The research project aims to develop the basis for a remote sensing driven inventory and monitoring system which fit the general concepts of a decision support system (DSS) for the forest-wood chain. The system should be able to support decisions on enterprise level (strategically-tactical level), to deliver information needed for calamity response actions but for reporting issues according to the requirements of national but international directives, guidelines, etc. as well. The developed components of the DSS should demonstrate the continuous data flow and the functionality of the system (prototype stage). 2. methods Forest parameter will be extracted from simultaneously registered TerraSAR-X and RapidEye data of the same test sites at different phenological stages (5 data takes across the vegetation period). Transfer functions should be developed supporting an alternative use of the two systems (complementarities). The accuracy of forest growth simulator predictions based on the parameter derived from the two systems will be evaluated with and without additional information from the forest data bases (model based data/information fusion). In case of success the prototype of a widely owner independent inventory and monitoring system based on remote sensing data is developed and demonstrated. Finally cost-benefit analysis methods developed at the Institute for Forest Management will be used to evaluate the different alternatives (information costs). 3. data requirements Four test sites, covering the main forest growth regions in Bavaria, should be investigated. The need to cover all phenological stages to develop a fingerprint like decision base for all possible data takes across the phenological cycle, each of the testsites must be covered fife times a year. 4. deliverables From each of the test sites and for each system as well as for a combination of the two systems (synergy) a list with predefined forest parameters will be delivered. These parameter are used to initialize a forest growth simulator. The results are verified against the simulations based on the standard data set from forest data bases. The overall costs of each method will be calculated allowing proposing the economically optimized strategy for inventory and monitoring on the strategically tactical level of a forest enterprise (relevance for forest practice). 5. fundings the project is funded by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft (BMWI) via the project executing organization DLR Programmdirektion Raumfahrt under number 50EE0919 (Program: Innovative Informationsprodukte durch synergetische Nutzung von RapidEye und TerraSAR-X Satellitendaten)

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