The FOREST project will develop a calibrated carbon cycle model, the ORCHIDEE DGVM and Forest Management Module (FMM), to estimate biomass stocks in tropical countries. The calibration process will take advantage of availability of long-term forest inventory data and high-resolution satellite radar and lidar datasets. The aim of FOREST is to eventually provide a tier 3 service platform following Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) and UNFCC guidelines.
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Funding: European Institute of Innovation and Technology (2014-2016)