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Francesca Willcocks

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ARGANS Summer Intern Project

This post follows the work completed by ARGANS summer intern, Francesca Willcocks, exploring the use of earth observation data for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.

Known as the world's most bio-diverse ecosystem, the Amazon Rainforest comprises of approximately 60% of the world's rainforests and is home to around 30% of the world's species. Whilst it's importance for the Earth's climate is celebrated across the globe, the diversity of the rainforest makes it hugely susceptible to exploitation, specifically by deforestation. This post explores how ARGANS has used change detection on Sentinel 2 imagery to detect deforestation within the Brazilian Amazon alongside the Arrow Rainforest Foundation, as well as a comparison of results to current deforestation monitoring systems in Brazil; SAD and DETER.