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FOREST SAT – Forest Disturbance

Respond rapidly to drive value

Our forest disturbance product remotely identifies storm damage occurrence, determines the affected stands and the extent of deterioration. It uses satellite and multiple data feeds combined with advanced AI to tell you when a storm has happened, its location and impact, plus the count, volume and value of inventory. Its constantly refreshed insights enable forestry leaders to plan and optimise response resources and minimise delays to salvage highest value timber.

Reduce remediation costs and maximise value

Identify salvageable timber

Remotely assess storm impact. Determine the exact location of salvageable lumber to dynamically manage your response.Optimise salvage times

Deploy salvage teams directly to the most valuable timber locations, armed with detailed data to optimise resource selection.Maximise lumber value

Recover the most valuable timber before it degrades entirely, without the need for costly and time-consuming aerial surveys.

Accelerating salvage time

Storm damage reduces the yield of recoverable timber and often spreads over time. Significant events can make extraction difficult, increasing harvesting costs. For foresters, the economic impact is particularly severe in stands with high growth inventory, where each season of additional growth brings a step change in total timber volume, average tree size and value.

Speed of response is critical to preserving and maximising lumber values in the event of storm and wind damage. Rapid remediation work combined with prevention measures can help to mitigate against damage and reduce costs.

When managing vast forested territories, it’s vital to know as soon as a storm hits the exact location and full extent of damage. Traditionally, the forest sector relies on ground and aerial surveys. Ground teams cannot cover wide forest areas without huge financial and time impacts.

Aerial surveys photograph the forest and piece it together. However, as with all other methodologies apart from satellites, aerial surveys need to be initiated every time they are required. Many months can pass and large scale investments needed, before viable salvage operation decisions can be made. This results in logistical challenges and timber damage.

Our forest disturbance product enables forestry leaders to remotely evaluate post-storm risks and calculate the value of salvageable timber. It uses satellite and multiple data feeds, combined with the most advanced forest AI on the market. It tells you when a storm has occurred, its location and extent, plus the count, volume and value of inventory. The data can also support replanting programs, helping foresters to select appropriate resilient species in areas at risk.

All data can be integrated into existing GIS systems, or delivered through our Forest SAT solution on the Rezatec platform.