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KYOTO INVENTORY

Services for the Kyoto Protocol Verification

Definition and development of nation-wide EO services of benefit to actors involved in the reporting on land use, land-use change and forestry for the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol.

KYOTO INVENTORY
Services for the Kyoto Protocol Verification
DUP (Data User Programme)
Land
€1,000k
Service Demonstration
Completed
Landsat 4/5 : TM
Landsat 7 : ETM
PROBA : CHRIS
ERS-1/2 : SAR

The objective of the Kyoto Inventory project (KYOTO-INV) was to define and implement a nation-wide service of benefit to actors involved in the reporting for the Kyoto Protocol or in trading resulting from the Protocol. The service included provision of monitoring with respect to Afforestation Reforestation and Deforestation (ARD) activities, or more generally land-use change activities.

The Kyoto Protocol encourages activities that result in an increase of the terrestrial carbon stock, and it requires reporting of these changes in the carbon stock based on appropriate measurements and estimations. As a result, there is a need for services that can provide nation-wide monitoring of ARD and other land-use-change activities and reliable estimates of the resulting changes in the carbon stock.

KYOTO-INV developed an operational service supporting the national bodies in charge of reporting on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry activities during the first commitment period 2008-2012. The service was delivered to the mandated Ministry or Government Agency in respectively Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Finland and Spain, covering more than 200.000 km2 for three different dates. The processing years were 1990 (reference year), 1997 (1984 for NL) and 2002 .

Phase I of the project (2002 - 2004) developed the service and implemented prototypes in IT, CH, NL, NO and FI. Prototypes were implemented on ten geographically restricted test sites (about 2500 km2 each).

Phase II (2004 - 2005) integrated a new user, the Spanish Ministry of Environment, in the core user group, and developed, validated and assessed the service on a national scale for IT, CH, NL and ES. Around 82500 km2 of Italy and 45000 km2 of Spain were covered, while both Switzerland and the Netherlands were entirely covered (wall-to-wall).

Most activities of the project were thereafter integrated into the GMES Forest Monitoring project (ESA GSE programme).

Article Schweiz Z. Forstwes May 2004
Kyoto-Inventory Project Poster
Kyoto-Inventory Project Flyer
Forest Environmental Reporting Services
Space for UNFCCC and the Kyoto Inventory and GSE Forest Monit
INTECS Hard Real Time S.p.A.
TELESPAZIO
PLANETEK
GAMMA
NEO
BOSDATA
DATASPAZIO
UNITN DIT RSLab
AGRICONSULTING
SAEFL
NIJOS
Min. Environment Italy - PIA
METLA
MARM
MAAPAR : Ministere de l'Agriculture, de l'Alimentation, de la Peche et des affaires Rurales
LNV
MiPAAF
Olga Renda
Via Umberto Forti - Polo di Attività
Montacchiello 
Loc. Ospedaletto - 56121 Pisa ITALY
Tel: +39 050-9657.411
Fax: +39 050-9657.400
Email: olga.renda@pisa.intecs.it
Espen Volden
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei C.P.94
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80624
Fax: +39 06-942.80552
Email: espen.volden@esa.int