FRESh LIFE contributes in ensuring repeatability and reproducibility of forest mapping procedures at EU level, so that methodologies and products consistently with the activities of the European Forest Data Centre (EFDAC) and with the Forest Information System for Europe (FISE) of the European Commission.
Demonstration activities will be developed in Toscana, Lazio and Molise Regions of Italy that maybe easily replicated in different biological, social and economic contexts.
Goals of demonstration activities are:
1. to test and to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of integrating Earth Observation data collected by satellite, manned aerial platforms and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) with plot-level data from forest inventories, to map Forest Europe SFM indicators.
2. to develop Forest Information Systems, aggregating multiple indicator maps, to support forest managers in evaluating success towards SFM at the scale of the forest management unit.