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Starling | How Satellite Forest Monitoring Work?
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Starling is a service harnessing high-resolution satellite imagery, advanced processing and machine learning to deliver information on forest issues that matter for you.
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Starling uses a combination of optical and radar satellites, such as Airbus’ SPOT constellation, which combines large coverage capabilities with 1.5m resolution. SPOT 6 and 7 are complemented by other satellites, including radars such as Sentinel 1, for regular monitoring. All images are processed and integrated into the platform to give you access the Basemap, the Monitoring and a Dashboard.

Airbus and Earthworm are very careful to ensure the accuracy of the data provided. All results are checked to confirm the accuracy of deforestation data and avoid errors. Positive and negative false alerts are subject to very strict quality control by our experts.

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The basemap

A basemap is a commodity-specific land cover map using long time series optical satellite imagery to identify the landscape cover. The Starling basemap has a global coverage, it is the reference layer delivering accurate and reliable maps identifying landscapes features.

A Starling basemap provides an unbiased view of what is or is not forest and therefore dramatically reduces the number of false alerts when it comes to monitoring forest cover changes.

  • • Up to 20 years time series
  • • Updated annually

Palm oil

Pulp and paper

Cocoa

Mangrove

Bare soil

Forest

Commodity

Artificial

Other plantation

Water

Wetland

Malaysia Basemap

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INDONESIA
ANALYTICS
5km
89,99
20km
2,879
50km
26,255
2017
2018
2019
2020

The monitoring

Deforestation monitoring identifies forest cover change through key criteria, such as forest type under threat, size and dynamics of deforestation. This service leverages high-resolution optical and radar imagery for deforestation detection. With high frequency, it alerts when a change happens from a forest class to a non-forest class. Monitoring results are quality controlled to ensure that false positive alerts are removed.

  • • A scalable, permanent forest cover change monitoring tool to alert users in a timely manner
  • • Adapted to monitor different types of forest disturbance, i.e. deforestation, degradation, forest conversion

Why Starling can be useful for you ?

Discover the Starling processing journey, from starting with complex satellite data to delivering valuable and ready-to-use information.

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