Management of natural resources

Sustainable management of our planet's natural resources is one of the main challenges to our societies in the 21st century. Geographic information like maps, GIS data, aerial photographs and satellite imagery are indispensable tools in this effort - for example as web maps or reports consulted by decision makers, interactive information systems as a means of participatory planning, or in the form of a monitoring tool for the sustainable use of natural resources or any other possible kind of information product. ZEBRIS relies on long-standing experience in design, implementation and application of geoinformation and management systems. The following sample projects provide an overview.

Waldinfoplan

Waldinfoplan is a professional ArcGIS server-based platform designed to support forest owner associations in Germany in wood logistics and forest management. It is provided by the Genossenschaft für…

Certification of carbon storage in forestry projects

Carbon storage in forests is one of the top issues in negotiations on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. To achieve and document real emission savings and sustainable storage of carbon in…

Soil hydrology: Validation of pedo-transfer functions to estimate soil water parameters

Characteristics like the availability of nutrients, rooting depth and water balance of forest soils have an important impact on the whole ecosystem. Apart from precipitation events and stand…

Protection Forests in South Sumatra

Every year in the dry season, thousands of large and small fires burn on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Neighboring areas and even parts of Malaysia and Singapore are regularly covered in blankets…

Structural Diagnosis of Protection forests with LIDAR

Laserscanning technology (LIDAR) is a powerful tool to capture forest parameters such as crown height and canopy cover. In this project, ZEBRIS assesses the feasibility of using data from the…