Forests of Pakistan, from northern mountains to coastal mangroves are richly bio-diverse and present a fair blend of flora and fauna across different ecological zones throughout the country.

Satellites are reliable rapid earth observation tools. Remote sensing with its capability to acquire temporal images in different spectral regions has the potential to map and monitor biosphere. Important areas of application are;

  • Forest Cover assessment and classification
  • Surface and subsurface carbon stock assessment
  • Afforestation and deforestation monitoring
  • Forest health monitoring
  • Forest fire monitoring and damage assessment
  • Forest species distribution modelling
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem monitoring