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DMCii eyes business from forestry programmes

UK: Remote sensing solutions provider DMCii appointed Professor Jim Lynch OBE Director of Forestry to oversee the development of effective tools and partnerships for the implementation of sustainable forestry programmes.
The company’s multi-satellite Disaster Monitoring Constellation provides rapid wide-scale mapping of tropical forests such as the Amazon Basin and sub-Saharan Africa since 2005. The company is now exploring the use of satellite imagery for the implementation of the EU’s FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) and UN REDD+ (Reduction of Emissions due to Deforestation and forest Degradation) programmes.
Upon his appointment Lynch commented, “There are often big gaps between policy making and remote sensing. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience of both disciplines to help all parties understand the vital role of satellite-derived information in helping the world manage its forest resources.”
Lynch was previously Chief Executive of the UK Forestry Commission Research Agency, and remains both a Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Surrey and Board Member of the European Forestry Institute. He was awarded an OBE for his coordination of the OECD Sustainability Research Programme over 17 years and has written many books on forestry and climate change, the applications of remote sensing and scientific policy.
Source: DMCii