Satellite Monitoring of Forest, Natural Resources and Mitigation of Natural Disasters in Honduras using GIS and RS
Description/achievement of initiative

Improve forest sustainability in Honduras by acting on data and images sourced from the Formosa II satellite.

Implementation methodologies

The Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR) is providing batches of satellite images to Honduran stakeholders. ICF will perform fieldwork to discover the causes of any changes to land use, as highlighted by analysis of these images.


1. TaiwanICDF (Taiwan) 2. Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (Taiwan) 3. Instituto Nacional de Conservacion y Desarrollo Forestal, ICF (Honduras) 4. Secretaria de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente, SERNA (Honduras) 5. Comisión Permanente de Contingencias, COPECO (Honduras)
Deliverable Date
Land use change report: Informed the Honduran government about 197 changes points, including 37 illegal change points 2013
Morolica land use map: Completed the primary classification process with RapidEye images 2013
GIS training course: 39 participants be trained 2013
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Financing (in USD)
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  • Location: Rio Planato Biosphere, Honduras
  • Date of completion: December 31, 2014
Chou Yen Sung, Project Manager,

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