SEPAL Forest and Land Monitoring for Climate Action

Accurate information is critical to the sustainable management of natural resources. Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring (SEPAL) helps countries monitor and report on forests and land use. An easy-to-use interface powered by cloud-based super computers, SEPAL offers users unparalleled access to satellite data, paving the way for improved climate change mitigation plans and data-driven land-use policies.
How we work around the world
People for trees, trees for people

FAO and local communities host “mapathons” to monitor tree restoration using geospatial tools.

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Counting trees from space for people and planet

Individual baobab trees can be now recognized from space and a computer system has been trained to plot them on a map. 

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Quality data leveraging Emission Reduction payments

Ghana used several of FAO’s open source solutions for the assessment awarded with Emission Reduction payments, such as Collect Earth and SEPAL...