ForestSat 2016 was held in Santiago, Chili recently. Mr. Pang Yong, research fellow from the Research Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques, made a thematic presentation entitled “Mapping of Forests in China Using High Resolution Remote-Sensing”. He briefed the application of remote-sensing in China’s forest resources inventory, the application potential of high-resolution satellite in forestry, the mapping and updating method of forests based on high spatial resolution remote-sensing, satellite-airplane-ground integrated quantitative estimation of forest carbon stock, and mapping techniques, showing innovation and progress in high-resolution remote-sensing applied in forestry made by China.
More than 200 representatives worldwide listened to the presentation.
ForestSat is the world’s largest meeting in forest remote-sensing, held biennially. It was held in Scotland, Sweden, France, Spain, the U.S. and Italy. The next session will be in Maryland, U.S. in October 2018.