Monitoring the Colombian Amazon with Radar

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

In order to provide a baseline for the observation and study of the Colombian Amazon, particularly with regard to water and deforestation monitoring, ACT and the Dutch research unit SarVision have created a groundbreaking vegetation structure map of the Colombian Amazon.

Produced in unprecedented detail through the innovative analysis of radar data, the map shows the distribution of different types of vegetation and flooded Amazonian territories. We hope the use of this information by local actors will support management strategies and promote conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

Please take a tour of this product through our photo-rich narrative storymap, which illustrates the vegetation map’s descriptive power: