We’re excited to share a series of documents that the California Forest Observatory team has put together as we’ve embarked on our journey to build this platform.
Linking ecology and remote sensing is a challenge mostly because the fundamental units of measurement for each field are so different—ecologists measure the distributions, traits & interactions of species, while remote sensing instruments measure the emission, absorption, reflection & interactions of radiation.
Salo Sciences, Planet, and Vibrant Planet are announcing a partnership to develop the California Forest Observatory (CFO)—a new platform that will dynamically map forest structure and fuel loads down to the tree level, statewide.
We took to the Sierra Nevada mountains this past week to collect field data on tree mortality across the region as part of our USDA small business innovation grant. We certainly found what we were looking for—
We are proud to announce that Salo has been awarded a Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant! This Phase I grant, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, will support Salo’s tree mortality mapping efforts. This is the first external funding awarded to Salo.