The focus is particularly on using remote sensing for improving forest management.
MHG innovates through integrating open software technology with years of field experience in the forestry and biomass business.
The Systems has combined its extensive experience and competence in the forestry and biomass industries with its know-how on IT systems, remote sensing, geographic information and mobile technology.
This combination of MGH’s core competences and close cooperation with its customers have inspired them to create a service concept that uses modern technology and mobile solutions to effectively deliver and improve forestry and bioenergy business operations.
This is a step forward in countries where traditional methods for forest management are based on “static” management plans, created at the planting stage, and which lack tools for monitoring the implementation of such plans.
Satellite images are used to identify forest damages and prepare felling plans. Growing trees can be mapped even more precisely using airborne laser scanning. These methods can be used to automatically identify tree species, amounts and health, which means that forest owners can better plan their operations.
The forestry pilots focus on solutions related to forest data management, data sharing and data, crowdsourcing as well as on the development of forest resource inventory and forest health monitoring services for forest owners, other operators and authorities,” says Seppo.