• Harriet Bell

New satellite mapping approach for Dartmoor

One of the challenges on Dartmoor when it comes to monitoring and reporting on the impact of stewardship agreements is the sheer scale of the landscape.

In partnership with the North Devon Biosphere the Dartmoor Test and Trial has co-funded a SWEEP project with the University of Exeter with the aim of developing and embedding novel remote-sensing methods for routinely mapping the extent and condition of woodland, moorlands and key habitats in support of more profitable and sustainable landscape management.

In layman's terms using satellites to keep tabs on the Dartmoor landscape.

During the recent SWEEP expo the team working on the new satellite mapping and monitoring system gave a presentation of their work which you can watch here:

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