Presentations at the 5th Ibero-American Congress in Qualitative Research, celebrated in Oporto

26.07.2016 By: Transfer Consultancy

On 14 July 2016, the UVA presented two papers at the 5th Ibero-American Congress in Qualitative Research, which took place in Oporto:

1-"Proyecto LIFE+ Operation CO2: new technologies applied to carbón credits obtaining through reforestation, restoration and forest management"

ABSTRACT. In the frame of the European Project LIFE+ Operation CO2 feasibility to generate carbon credits, hence increasing CO2 sequestration, via afforestation and improved forest management in the pre-Pyrenees area of Lérida (Spain) is studied. In order to assess the current conditions of the studied zones, remote sensing through satellite images, drones, LiDAR data and fieldwork are used. Besides this, to evaluate the likely evolution of the forest in the near future, projections with a simulation growth software have been conducted. Preliminary show a larger CO2 uptake in the managed forest scenario compared with the no management scenario.

2-Determination of biomass in areas of arable crops with high optical cameras using UAVs

ABSTRACT. To accurately estimate the biomass by using traditional methods with destructive field sampling is expensive and tedious. Methods based on airborne remote sensing with UAVs can be used to generate the necessary information and to estimate biomass and carbon fixed by agroforestry systems in a wide range of scales. Speed on collecting and processing data and the relatively low cost of this procedure makes that their potential use in agroforestry systems could have a great importance. In this study, a process is developed to evaluate above ground biomass in different agroforestry areas in Spain by using a close range photogrammetry, a multirotor and a conventional camera. As a conclusion of this study, a methodology is proposed in which these technologies are used in order to estimate biomass production in an accurate, reliable and economic way.