Open Foris Free open-source solutions for environmental monitoring

Free open-source solutions for environmental monitoring

Open Foris is a set of free and open-source software platforms that helps countries measure, monitor and report on forestry progress, take science-based actions, and accelerate forest pathways:

  • measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for environmental integrity;
  • deforestation-free supply chains; and
  • restoration monitoring.

Part of FAO's open-source digital public goods, it serves as a transformative accelerator, ensuring innovative, accurate, and transparent forest monitoring accessible to everyone, everywhere, enhancing effectiveness and impact, while meeting the urgent need for systems that enable accurate, yet cost-effective monitoring, reporting and verification of forest and other land cover.




Ximena Herrera (Ecuador, Ministry of the Environment) presents her experience in the use of SEPAL

Ximena Herrera (Technician in Forest Monitoring and Forest Inventories, Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador) presents...

Sharing the experience on Forest and Land Monitoring for Climate Action - SEPAL

The overall objective of this course is to support knowledge and skills development to operationally apply high-resolution satellite...


Arena is a free, open-source, cloud-based multifunctional platform for effective survey design, data entry, management, processing, and reporting of forest inventories and other field data collection campaigns. The tool ensures robust databases and helps generate accurate statistics with minimal effort thanks to a user-friendly interface.

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