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Observing Siberian wildfires with Forestry TEP

It is not unusual to have wildfires in Siberia in the dry months of the summer. But this year, hot and dry weather combined with strong winds have fuelled fires to such an extent that a state of emergency has been declared in many parts of Siberia. Forestry TEP provides excellent means to monitor the progress and effects of the fires with direct access to satellite data and a variety of image processing tools available.


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Utilizing Forestry TEP’s processing capabilities to create cloudless views of the world

Terramonitor is utilizing Forestry TEP (F-TEP) to process satellite imagery for their cloud free mosaic products. Access to the F-TEP services is arranged through a Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interface (API), allowing smooth connection between the two systems.


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Forest monitoring tools for dry tropical areas

The Satellite Monitoring for Forest Management (SMFM) project is developing tools for monitoring tropical dry forests and supporting countries to develop their Earth Observation (EO) capacity. The users in tropical countries can access and run the SMFM tools implemented on Forestry TEP (F-TEP) using online interface.


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Arbonaut using F-TEP to monitor land use

It happens quite often that you hear the claim that in our era of science and technology, the common man lives amid an overwhelming information flow. With satellites and space technology, we no longer have white areas on the map, in the same way as there was for great explorers some few hundred years ago.

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Sentinel-2 outperformed Landsat 8 in forest variable estimation

In a recent paper, published in Remote Sensing of Environment we compared the performance of Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 satellites in the estimation of forest variables in Finland. The variables were stem volume (V), stem diameter (D), tree height (H) and basal area (G), and their species-wise components for pine (Pine), spruce (Spr) and broadleaved (BL) trees. We compared the S2 and L8 performances using twelve different test setups including different Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 band combinations and pixel resolutions, and using two different modelling methods. They also identified the best predictive image bands for each test setup.

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Cookbook for cloud enabled applications now available

The first version of the Cookbook for cloud enabled applications has been published. It provides a series of tips and guidelines for platform and applications developers who wish to efficiently exploit the features of the cloud in the context of Earth Observation services.

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TEP services in a glance

It is now possible to see what all of the TEPs offer in a glance!

The services currently integrated by the seven Thematic Exploitation Platforms - as of January 2019 - are available in a consolidated table.

Space helps forest regenerate

In Finland, conifers are not only the most common native species of tree, but economically the most important. Once the trees have been felled, seedlings are planted as part of the regeneration process. Read more here

TEPs @EO Open Science


There was a good amount of interest towards TEPs in the EO Open Science 2017 conference last week, and many demos and interesting discussions were held with the visitors. 

You can revisit TEPs session at the following link:

With the majority of TEPS now in the pre-operations phase we look forward for other opportunities to meet all interested users.

Forestry TEP enters pre-operations phase

Forestry TEP has now entered the pre-operations phase, providing initial services for Forest Change, Land Cover, Biomass and Vegetation Indices as well as interactive toolboxes. Data is available from Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat.

Two pilot projects will be executed for forest mapping with users in Mexico and Finland. For more information visit or contact


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