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Remote sensing based National Detection Sytem for Forest Damages

Involved Institutes WF Institute of Forestry

© Thünen-Institut: Cornelius Oertel; Katja Oehmichen; Lydia Rosenkranz

Background and Objective

The project will create and test the prerequisites for the implementation of a remote sensing-based forest damage monitoring system. This should provide data as a decision-making aid for crisis management in case of large-scale forest damage. The aim of the project is also a transfer of technology and knowledge, so that the Thünen Institute can continue a corresponding monitoring and reporting system after the end of the project with the support of the Länder.
The remote sensing-based national forest damage monitoring system is to provide reliable information on forest areas and quantities of wood that have died due to calamities such as storms, drought, insect pests or forest fires with a reasonable expenditure. It is intended to generate up-to-date reference maps with the aid of largely automatic rapid detection and to enable annual reports on the extent of the damage. Proven solutions are to be tested and further developed. The most promising solution is to be converted into a nationwide application.

Involved external Thünen-Partners

Funding Body

  • Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)
    (national, öffentlich)


5.2020 - 12.2023

List of Publications

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    Oehmichen K, Ackermann J, Adler P, Backa J, Deutscher J, Fleckenstein S, Franz K, Ginzler C, Henning L, Hoffmann K, Langner N, Puhm M, Reinosch E, Rüetschi M, Seitz R, Straub C, Uhl A, Waser LT, Wiesehahn J, Wimmer A (2022) Einblicke in das Fernerkundungsbasierte Nationale Erfassungssystem Waldschäden (FNEWs). Eberswalde: Thünen-Institut für Waldökosysteme, 2 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2022/14, DOI:10.3220/PB1649076458000

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    Oehmichen K, Deutscher J, Rüetschi M, Ackermann J, Adler P, Fleckenstein S, Ginzler C, Henning L, Hoffmann K, Langner N, Puhm M, Schardt M, Seintsch B, Seitz R, Straub C, Uhl A, Waser LT, Wiesehahn J, Wimmer A (2021) FNEWs - Erste Einblicke in die Waldschadenserfassung. In: FowiTa : Forstwissenschaftliche Tagung - Wald: Wie weiter? ; Book of abstracts, 13. bis 15. September 2021. p 217

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    Möhring B, Bitter A, Bub G, Dieter M, Dög M, Hanewinkel M, Graf von Hatzfeld N, Köhler J, Ontrup G, Rosenberger R, Seintsch B, Thoma F (2021) Schadenssumme insgesamt 12,7 Mrd. Euro : Abschätzung der ökonomischen Schäden der Extremwetterereignisse der Jahre 2018 bis 2020 in der Forstwirtschaft. Holz Zentralbl 147(9):155-158

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