Satellite and Drone Monitoring of Disease and Dieback
The French company UNISYLVA - Coopérative forestière asked SKYLAB to map the progress of oak dieback across 2500 ha of mixed-species forests over a period of two years:
Technical Director Emmanuel CACOT explained: "Due to the changing climate, we are observing more and more dying trees in our members' forests. SKYLAB's change maps, both from satellite and drone, help us to geolocate the dying and dead trees in order to harvest them as quickly as possible. It will also be a very useful tool for monitoring the evolution of the disease over the coming years in order to better manage the forest stands and slow the dying process."