The role of digital technology in sustainable logging

Deforestation is one of those environmental issues that seldom seems to get the attention it deserves.  Its importance to both biodiversity discussions and climate change seems beyond dispute, yet in both areas, other topics often seem to secure greater levels of public attention.

I’ve written previously about a number of projects that are taking innovative approaches to improving our ability to protect the forests of the world, whether the citizen science of Geo-Wiki or the more big data approach taken by Orbital Insight.

There seems a constant battle between protecting forests whilst also making the best use of them as a natural resource.  It’s a battle that Finnish forest planners are turning to digital technology to help them solve.

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