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Biomass estimation with LIDAR | WEBINAR

Biomass estimation with LIDAR | WEBINAR


Candrone's Exclusive LiDAR Webinar with GreenValley International

Are you ready to dive even deeper into the world of LiDAR and biomass estimation? Candrone is hosting an exclusive webinar in collaboration with GreenValley International. In this webinar, we'll give you an exclusive look into the new biomass tool in LiDAR360 that hasn't been released to the public yet.

By joining the webinar, you'll not only gain valuable insights into cutting-edge LiDAR technology but also receive a free trial to this incredible new tool. Candrone offers a host of LiDAR products suitable for various applications, and this webinar is your chance to stay ahead of the curve in the world of environmental technology.

So, whether you're an environmental enthusiast, a forestry professional, or simply curious about the fascinating world of LiDAR, mark your calendar for this exclusive event. We're about to take you on a journey where science meets technology, and together, we'll unlock the potential of LiDAR technology in estimating biomass.

Join us for this illuminating experience and be part of the future of environmental conservation and sustainable resource management.

Wednesday September 27, 2023 starting at 11:30AM PST (Vancouver/Los Angeles)


Biomass – it's a term you might have heard in discussions about the environment, climate change, or forestry. But what exactly is it? Biomass refers to all the living things or organic matter present in a particular area, whether it's a lush forest, an expansive field, or even a serene lake.

Join our webinar below to learn how you can use LiDAR technology to estimate Biomass!

The Forest's Hidden Treasure: Biomass

In a forest, biomass encompasses everything from the towering trees to the delicate leaves and the tangled undergrowth below. Think about the branches and trunks of the trees, the shrubs, and the grasses on the forest floor—all of these contribute to the biomass of the forest.

So, in simpler terms, biomass is like the combined weight of all the living things in a specific area. Scientists and environmental experts study biomass because it holds the key to understanding ecosystem health, carbon absorption (a vital weapon against climate change), and sustainable management practices for resources like food, fuel, and environmental protection.

But how do we measure this elusive biomass, especially in something as vast and complex as a forest? That's where LiDAR comes into play.

LiDAR: Unleashing the Power of Laser Beams

Imagine you're standing in the heart of a dense forest, and you want to know just how much all those towering trees weigh. You can't exactly put each tree on a scale, right? This is where LiDAR technology comes to the rescue.

LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is like a laser scanner. Here's the workflow we'll dive into on the webinar:

Step 1: Using aerial and terrestrial LiDAR scanners to capture the forest in 3D.

Step 2: Combining the aerial and ground scans 

Step 3: Using LiDAR360 software to extract forest metrics

Now, remember how we wanted to figure out the weight of those towering trees? Well, LiDAR helps us do that too.

Step 5: Tree Height: LiDAR tells us how tall each tree is by measuring the distance from the ground to the treetops.

Step 6: Math: Scientists have done the math and created special formulas. These formulas link the height of a tree to how much it might weigh. Taller trees are generally heavier because they have more wood.

Step 7: Adding it Up: We apply these formulas to all the trees in the forest that LiDAR has measured. This gives us an estimate of how much all the trees in the forest weigh together. And that's what we call the biomass!

So, thanks to LiDAR technology, we can unlock the secrets of biomass in a forest without ever having to pick up a single tree. This data is incredibly valuable and has numerous real-world applications.

The Power of LiDAR for Biomass Estimation

LiDAR data isn't just a cool scientific trick; it has practical and essential applications:

  • Forest Management: By knowing the biomass, we can plan the harvesting of trees in a sustainable way, ensuring the health of the forest in the long run.

  • Carbon Accounting: Understanding biomass helps us gauge how much carbon the forest stores, a crucial piece of information for fighting climate change.

  • Biodiversity Conservation: Biomass data helps us understand and protect wildlife habitats within the forest.

  • Forest Health: Changes in biomass can signal health issues in the forest, like diseases or insect infestations, allowing us to intervene early.

Tools we'll be using:

- GreenValley LiDAR 360 software 

- GreenValley LiAir X3 a lightweight UAV LiDAR system:

- GreenValley LiGrip mobile LiDAR system:

- DJI Matrice 350 RTK drone:


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