Forest Carbon Diligence: Breaking Down The Validation And Intercomparison Report

By Christopher Anderson
Planet Labs PBC
May 9, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: International

We want to share more about the technological advances we’ve made at Planet in building the Forest Carbon Diligence products, as well as the caveats and uncertainties that accompany these products. The suite of Diligence products includes a 10-year historical time series with estimates for aboveground carbon density, canopy height, and canopy cover provided globally at 30 meter nominal resolution. You can think of Diligence as a multi-year, GEDI-like forest carbon data product with wall-to-wall spatial coverage. It is worth distinguishing Diligence, an historical archive product built using public satellite data sources, from our Forest Carbon Monitoring product. Monitoring is built on PlanetScope, provides quarterly updates, and is coming soon. …Planet recently released the Diligence Validation and Intercomparison Report, which includes comparisons with 8 independent forest biomass datasets around the globe, including NASA and ESA data, national forest inventories, field plots, and airborne LiDAR.

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