The landscape is shifting
Innovation is shaping what’s practical and affordable. We’re taking advantage of new methods and technologies to measure with clarity, accuracy, and ease.
Accessibility of cost effective Earth Observation data is rapidly improving.
Better user experience
Improved interfaces of new systems are facilitating adoption by non-technical users (e.g. farmers operating drones).
New technology is enabling more accurate estimation of Above Ground Biomass (AGB).
All of these are providing traceable, repeatable measurement with a clear audit trail.
Tools and methods we’re using
Examples of our imaging
Platform launch 2022
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BEAMS (Biocarbon Europe: Advancing Measurement Standards)
CSX are embarking on a dedicated scientific research program that will utilise the latest in earth observation technologies (ground, airborne and satellites) and data analytics to improve the measurement, monitoring and verification (MMV) of above ground biomass carbon.
The scientific research program supported by leading academic institutions including the University of Oxford and Ghent University (Belgium) will underpin the development of an operational natural capital management system.
Key outcomes will address several knowledge gaps in the scientific assessment of AGB across the UK and European forests and bring confidence to forest carbon stock estimates being reported through both compliance and voluntary trading mechanisms.
Better quantified estimates (with measurement uncertainty) of AGB (carbon stock) tested at a range of forest carbon observatory sites.
Testing and comparison of the robustness of different AGB measurement devices (scientific and commercial) and analytical techniques.
Provision of good practice guidance for the collection and estimation of AGB from different measurement devices and techniques which can be adopted widely across the forest carbon measurement space.