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The EOC Geoservice provides discovery, visualization, and direct download services for a selection of the geospatial datasets provided by the Earth Observation Center (EOC) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). See the About page for details.

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Release of the Modelled Forest Structure Products (Germany)

Jan 10, 2024

The forest structure product for Germany consists of the attributes canopy height [1], total canopy cover [2] and above-ground biomass density (AGBD, [3]) as annual products from 2017 to 2022 in 10 m spatial resolution. The products were generated using a machine learning modelling approach that combines complementary spaceborne remote sensing sensors, namely GEDI (Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation; NASA; full-waveform LiDAR; [4]), Sentinel-1 (Synthetic-Aperture-Radar; ESA; C-band; [5]) and Sentinel-2 (Multispectral Instrument; ESA; VIS-NIR-SWIR; [6]). The derived products are the first consistent data sets on canopy height, total canopy cover and AGBD for Germany which enable a quantitative assessment of recent forest structure dynamics, e.g. in the context of repeated drought events since 2018. The full description of the method and results can be found in the publication of Kacic et al. 2023 ([7]).

The data will be accessible through the EOC Geoservice WMS [8] and can be downloaded directly from the EOC Download Service. [9]