Forest Disturbance Maps

Forest health issues? Forest damages? We can help you to better manage forest disturbances.

Forest Vitality Index 2018-04-09

Based on our unique Forest Vitality & Change Monitoring (FV&CM) service we provide you on your request with a set of analytic products (digital raster and vector maps), which can be applied to the following types of forest disturbances:

  • Mass outbreaks of defoliating insects (e.g. Gypsy moth, Pine beauty moth, Western spruce budworm, Black arches)
  • Mass outbreaks of wood and bark breeding insects (e.g. bark beetles, wood wasps, borers)
  • Epidemic diseases (e.g. different types of root rot)
  • Sustained drought periods
  • Windstorms
  • Ice-, hail- , snow storms
  • Forest fires

    Forest Vitality Index 2018-07-03, after mixed infestation by Black arches and European pine moth

Further service application cases are:

  • Mapping of clear cuts
  • Monitoring of illegal logging activities
  • Proof of forestry operations (Thinning)
  • Supporting Forest Degradation and Deforestation Monitoring for REDD+ MRV


If you like to use our services or want to know more, just get in touch with us: contact.



With time series, early detection of defoliator outbreaks is possible. This example shows a sequence of a pine saw fly outbreak.

Updated Forest Cover Maps

Keep your forest cover information up-to-date.

Tree cover of managed forests is exposed to frequent changes due to e.g. logging, forest fires or windstorms. Using the most recent RapidEye or PlanetScope satellite imagery, we produce for your area of interest accurate forest cover maps at a minimum mapping unit of 0.1 hectares.  Click the sample images to enlarge.

RapidEye, 2018-04-10, true color
2018-04-10, forest cover (pine)
PlanetScope, 2017-05-11, Color Infrared
2017-05-11, forest cover (green), all tree species









If you like to use our services or want to know more, just get in touch with us: contact.