Is Kanop compatible with Verra Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and other standards?
Yes, we are. We establish the baseline scenario, derive the performance benchmark and monitor the stocking index for VM0047. Also, we enable integration of field measurements to recalibrate model outputs, making us compatible with VT0005 (Tool for Measuring Above Ground Live Forest Biomass Using Remote Sensing). We are proactively working to maintain compatibility with forthcoming revision to VT005 as well as Verra's upcoming "Tool for Measuring Height of Biomass Using Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence".
What data sources do you use?
Our AI uses imagery from satellites that use optical, radar and LiDAR instruments. Some of the imagery is public and some is commercial. The mix gives you fast and accurate reports. You'll discover the power of easy and accurate measuring.
What are the different products available?
Our two products, Screening and Standard, are designed to support you along the entire project development lifecycle. Screening is a basic product that provides a high-level overview of your forest cover, aboveground, belowground biomass, and carbon at a 25-meter resolution. Standard is a more comprehensive product that provides you with all of the information that screening does, plus additional indicators (such as canopy height), recalibration with field measurements, uncertainty level, at a 10 or 25 meters spatial resolution.
How accurate is the estimation of the aboveground biomass?
Our study's results were compared to a global database provided by NASA. We determined that the aboveground biomass estimation has a mean absolute error of less than 20 tons per hectare in many ecosystems. For further details, please contact us.
Is ground data necessary?
It is possible, sometimes necessary (for instance to match standards requirements such as Verra’s VT0005), to recalibrate the output of our models with your own field data to improve accuracy. Please let us know if you are interested in bringing in your field measurements, we will help you upload the data onto the platform.
Can your solution differentiate between primary forests and planted forests?
Yes, our platform harnesses satellite imagery and AI to discern various types of forests, be it primary forests or plantations.