Consortium Description

The REDDCopernicus Consortium Partners are leaders in the domain of Earth Observation and well experienced with the main scientific efforts aimed at addressing technical and methodological challenges related to EO Forest Monitoring both in the tropics and Europe.

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The Consortium Lead GAF AG from Germany is one of the leading European consulting firms in the field of geo-information offering a broad range of geo-information services and applications, ranging from geo-data procurement (satellite data, DEM, land use and land cover data), image processing and analysis, information processing and software development, to the provision of turn-key technical assistance projects and customized spatial land management and monitoring systems. GAF brings to the project its 30 years of experience in implementing development programmes with WB, KfW/GIZ, EDF, and European Commission.

In the REDDCopernicus project, GAF is responsible for the overall management, the Communication on the Project in its Results and the and the design of the Implementation Framework for a future Copernicus REDD+ Service Component.

SIRS is a French remote sensing company and has the lead for the European Urban Atlas programme which has been successfully implemented since 2009. SIRS has years of experience in development co-operation projects in Africa, Asia and South America.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.

Wageningen University (WU) was founded in 1918 and is a top research and education institution, well known worldwide for its innovative approaches in agriculture and environmental sciences. It belongs to the top 3 universities internationally in the field of agriculture and top 5 in the field of environment

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, established 1942, is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT has vast experience from participation and coordination of numerous European projects including R&D Framework Programme projects and other thematic frameworks and programmes. VTT is ranked among the leading European RTOs.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies – Space, Coordinated Support Action under Grant Agreement No 821880.

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