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 VT0005 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 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.
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.
What indicators does your platform provides?
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 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 Instead of relying on outdated data where validation is difficult or impossible, our AI provides transparent and precise data points as far back as 2007 to establish relevant and dynamic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.
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.
Is there an API to access the platform?
We have an API to help you scale your measurement verification operations. If you're interested, let us know.
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.