Due diligence and monitoring (MRV)
for Nature-based Solutions

Climate and biodiversity data is now accurate and accessible
A measurement report of biomass generated by Kanop’s artificial intelligence.

Kanop supports project development
along the entire lifecycle

Accurate

Cutting-edge AI and science-driven methodology for quantifying aboveground biomass and other key metrics, with optional field data recalibration to reduce uncertainty.

Scalable

Works on diverse ecosystems, from the scale of projects to jurisdictions, across the globe.

Compliant

Adaptable to any methodology and compliant with recognized global standards such as Verra.

Auditable and independent

To make carbon offsets trustworthy, we concentrate solely on measuring and don't get involved in buying or selling. We have no vested interest in supply and demand of carbon credits.

Top Performer
Ecosystem Restoration Standard
(ERS) benchmark

Kanop is recognized as a top performer in the Ecosystem Restoration Standard (ERS) benchmark, consistently achieving the most reliable outcomes when compared to Above Ground Biomass (AGB) datasets derived from terrestrial and aerial LiDAR.

Screening and Monitoring Redefined

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Hear it from project developers

Below are two project developers we are proud to help

Overseeing the health and growth rate of all sites with over 200 million planted trees is a monumental challenge. With Kanop's provision of detailed data, we will get invaluable insight into tree health and the biodiversity of our planting sites, enabling us to pinpoint the exact areas needing additional support.

Our projects are global and building accurate reporting was becoming challenging from an operational point of view and also expensive. Kanop provides a scalable and reliable MRV solution, built by a team that is passionate and that has expertise on biomass and carbon calculations.

As we grow our forestry projects, optimizing our measurement and on-site collection process was becoming essential in order to report to our clients. Kanop’s approach to MRV is very complimentary and easy to use.

Nature-based Solutions data analytics just got modern. There are no silly questions.

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about the platform

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). Last but not leasr, we are proactively working to maintain compatibility with forthcoming revision to VT0005 as well as Verra's upcoming "Tool for Measuring Height of Biomass Using Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence".

What are the limitations on project size?

There are no limitations. Projects can range in size from a few hundred hectares to millions of hectares. We believe that all ecosystems deserve modern measurement tools.

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

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.

What indicators does your platform provide?

Our current data product provides the following indicators, accessible via intuitive maps and interactive dashboards: canopy cover, forest cover, canopy height, tree height, aboveground biomass, belowground biomass, carbon stock, carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) and the Rao's Q diversity index.

Is ground data necessary?

Our data product's accuracy can be enhanced by recalibrating it with your own field measurements, for example, to meet specific standards’ requirements such as those outlined in Verra's VT0005 or VM0047. For more information on this process, please reach out.

Is Kanop capable of generating baseline data?

In order to generate a suitable quantity of credits for a conservation project, it is crucial for developers to establish the 'baseline' for the region in question. Instead of relying on outdated data where validation is difficult or impossible, our AI provides transparent and precise data points as far back as 2007 to establish relevant and dynamic baselines.

Which allometric relations are used?

At every stage of calculation, we employ a range of specific allometric relations tailored to the biome and species under consideration. These relations play a crucial role in determining important metrics such as volume, aboveground biomass, belowground biomass, and carbon stock. It is possible to configure the allometric relations directly on the platform.

How accurate is the estimation of the aboveground biomass?

Our accuracy assessment reports compare our model against global independent spatial LiDAR GEDI AGB dataset and against LiDAR-derived AGB research findings from Brazil. We observed a Mean Absolute Error (MAE) of 15 tonnes of dry matter per hectare of aboveground biomass in many ecosystems. For further details, please contact us.

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How to use Kanop as a NbS project stakeholder

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