Using Remote Sensing to Advance the Peatland Restoration Agenda
Our state-of-the-art Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) software leverages ground-truth data, satellite imagery, artificial intelligence, and advanced technology to enable large-scale detection of C02 reduction resulting from peatland restoration.
Monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV)
Monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) is an essential tool for carbon and ecosystem markets. As the demand for high integrity carbon credits continues to rise, MRV is crucial for any organization or platform dedicated to being part of the solution. It enables the critical capability to monitor, report, and verify progress towards sustainability goals.
Utilizing data verification for carbon certification
Ongoing monitoring of restorations detects fluxes in “bog breathing”
Verifying land management practices to ensure compliance
Monitoring biodiversity practices to manage risks
Utilizing remote sensing provides a dependable and scalable method for identifying critical metrics
Our MRV capabilities
Ground truth data is collected to enable accurate models for remote measurement at scale. This involves the use of a field protocol and onboarding app, and the placement of a sparse array of devices to measure changes in water table depth.
We detect peatlands from satellites, enabling stakeholders to monitor and verify the ongoing condition of lands, and the consequent reduction of C02e, post restoration.
Utilizes ‘key indicators’ derived from Sentinel-1 SAR data, including indicators relating to the analysis of ‘bog breathing’ using InSAR. The data tracks the seasonal fluctuations of the peatland surface in response to rewetting, rainfall changes and greenhouse gas emissions.
We focus on what is relevant: detecting areas where restoration is taking place. Land boundaries are the geometric borders or cropped areas, which are not necessarily exact cadastral reference locations.
C02 reduction of restored peatlands is measured via satellite data with the use of AI and innovative machine learning approaches. The subsequent generation and sale of carbon credits for the voluntary carbon market (VCM) is a prime example of a trusted, high integrity and, true ex-post methodology.