Remote sensing of forests - ensuring correct interpretation by decision makers

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The EU is moving towards new and revised policies on forests to maintain and enhance biodiversity at the same time as forests may serve other human needs. Policy makers face difficult decisions on how to support the role of forests as a supplier of renewable materials and energy in the emerging fossil-free bioeconomy, while not jeopardizing biodiversity. Correct information on forest biodiversity, health, growth and potential yields is key to sustainable management decisions. The rapid development of remote sensing technology is promising to provide such information. But how can decision makers interpret such complex and abundant data correctly? Can we even be sure that scientists always use and interpret them correctly?

The Marcus Wallenberg Prize webinar will be held at 15:00-16:00 CEST on September 16, and registration is free of charge.

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