£14m funding for rainforest protection project

Published: 12 January 2017

An Edinburgh-based firm has been awarded a £14m contract to help protect tropical forests using satellite data.

Ecometrica has developed software to quickly interpret satellite imagery. This allows it to pick up on threats to tropical forests such as illegal logging or encroaching agriculture.

The contract, awarded by the UK Space Agency, will see Ecometrica work with experts in six other countries to help safeguard under-threat ecosystems.

The "Forests 2020" project aims to improve management and protection across 300 million hectares of tropical forests...

Full story via BBC News


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