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Palm Oil Industry Invests in Radar Monitoring to Detect Deforestation
Nov 1, 2019 | Indonesia, Malaysia
Ten major palm oil producers and buyers are collaborating to develop a new and publicly available radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD).
The RADD system takes into account satellite data to provide high spatial detail such that current optical-based satellite imagery is augmented.
The system is currently being developed for Indonesia and Malaysia, and has the potential to detect deforestation several weeks faster than a traditional optical-based system.