The SibFORD project aims at the development of methods and tools to estimate carbon emissions induced by forest disturbances using Earth observation (EO) techniques in combination with in-situ data and contemporary models, and to improve the understanding of human impacts on the carbon balance in boreal ecosystems through analysis of multi-annual integrated land surface-model / remote sensing datasets.

The SibFORD project has been selected for funding within INTAS Thematic Call for Research Project Proposals on "Earth Sciences and Environment" in co-operation with the European Space Agency (ESA). Commencing January 2007 a total budget of 117,000 Euro has been granted for a duration of 24 month.


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