Institute of Forest Ecosystems
Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
Phone: +49 3334 3820 300
Fax: +49 3334 3820 354
Study on the use of UAVs in forest monitoring
The use of UAV for forest monitoring is of great interest to various forestry-related research institutes on an international level. Due to the high costs and limited resolution of aerial imagery derived from satellite and manned-aircraft platforms as well as costly Laser Scanning acquisition methods, UAV photogrammetry provides a cost-effective alternative and enables institutions to acquire data at a high spatial and temporal data entirely in-house. Although cost-effective, the process of acquiring and processing data, in particular for the production of high quality photogrammetric points and multispectral imagery still requires further research especially when a low-cost system (< 30,000 EUR) is implemented.
Potential outcomes of study:
At the Lysimeter station in Britz different options of UAV use is tested and the results are compared with terrestrial assessments.
10.2017 - 10.2020
Project status: ongoing