Peatlands: The view from space - How satellites can help map and monitor critical peat landscapes

Published on
June 7, 2017

An article of Frank Martin Seifert, in which Rosa Maria Roman Cuesta and Martin Herold have been contributing has been published on Forests News.

Dense, damp and often remote, tropical peatlands are notoriously difficult to map and monitor on the ground. So how about from space?

New methods using satellite data are finding increasing success in assessing the extent, distribution and even the volume of peatlands around the world, as well as monitoring threats to their sustainable management.