Forestry Engineering

Forestry Engineering

1 Fundamental challenges of the Forest Industry, public institutions and the civil society include keeping the forests of our planet in good condition and using their resources in a sustainable and socially accepted way. EKOFASTBA helps you to meet these objectives by providing you with geospatial solutions for forest management that go far beyond traditional mapping services and by offering an exceptional added value for those who manage forests both on a large and small scale.

2 Our solutions offer critical monitoring data to carry out studies on environmental impact, insect infestation, invasive plants research, studies about erosion, fire prevention, etc. We have vast experience in high-technology remote sensors which, once fitted in our fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles, allow us to deploy an integral set of tools adaptable to your particular conditions and requirements.

3 We design and customize solutions related to inventory making and statistic forest biometrics, including the modelling of volume or biomass estimations, among others, providing you with deliverables of high value for forest management applications and decision making.

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Penetration within tree foliage, through the pulses emitted by the LiDAR scanner, which will penetrate the tiny nooks between the leaves of the tree. This means we may obtain foliage, sub-foliage and soil-surface maps and generate a comprehensive analysis of the forest structure in 3D. In turn, with the help of these maps several forest characteristics such as the basal area, the biomass, volume or leaf area index, may be identified, with the aim of applying them to wood-volume estimations, visible area analysis, fire-prevention maintenance, planning of less destructive infrastructures and tree-height analysis
Identification of habitats that may be improved with different plant species
Protection and surveillance of natural reserves and woods (for instance, to avoid illegal tree felling)
Use of multispectral images to generate vegetal vigor maps, including the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). Identification of areas of stressed or ill trees by means of Spectral Signature Analysis and Infrared Signature Analysis
Monitoring of terrestrial animal migrations for their preservation, surveillance and protection from poachers
Early fire detection and generation of forest-fire risk maps, through the identification of tree heights, vegetation extension, tree density by means of automatic tree-crown counts, thermal measurement of heat and dryness, etc. On-site assistance in fire-fighting without risking any human life and valuable information about the state of the fire even in areas of low visibility for the human eye (at night, dense smoke, etc.)
Generation of bare Digital Terrain Models in forest areas, which enables the analysis of hydrographic routes and stream and soil erosion models
Assistance in land replanting, to decide how many plants or trees may and must be replanted, with how much density and where exactly (to centimeter tolerances). In our analysis, all the conditions of the soil, the terrain and the vegetation species are included, so that we can estimate the ideal planting density in every particular case