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Copernicus Sentinel-2 helps put a halt to deforestation
15 November 2018
Beginning in June 2017 in Indonesia and Malaysia, where development of palm oil plantations is a strong driver of tropical deforestation, the Starling service aims to provide a reliable and near real-time monitoring tool, in order to help companies all across the food supply chain to achieve their 'no deforestation' commitment.
Developed in partnership between Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus) and The Forest Trust (TFT), Starling is a global forest monitoring service that uses satellite imagery, combining the expertise of both partners in remote sensing, massive image processing, food supply chain management and forest conservation.
Image credit: Fotolia_Kajornyot Krunkitsatien - Tropical forests in south-east Asia