Is Kanop compatible with Verra Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and other standards?
Yes. Kanop enables seamless integration of field data and the recalibration of model outputs, making our approach to quantifying aboveground biomass and carbon stocks fully compatible with VT0005 (Tool for measuring aboveground live forest biomass using remote sensing, v1.0). 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". Kanop also supports VM0047 (Afforestation, Reforestation, and Revegetation, v1.0): control and project plot mapping, Stocking Index calculations, monitoring.
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 MRV, 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. MRV 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-meter resolution.
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: 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 support provided?
Yes, it is. The type of help you get depends on the plan you picked. Get in touch so we can figure out what you need.
Who controls the data?
The data you upload, or get from generating reports, can be exported at any time using the format of your choice: csv, raster or vector files. There are no restrictions on how the data can be utilized or shared.
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.
How independent and unbiased is Kanop?
To avoid creating a conflict of interest and to keep carbon offsets trustworthy, we concentrate solely on measuring and are not involved in the buying or selling of carbon credits.
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.
What are the due diligence requirements under the EUDR?
The EUDR requires operators to establish a due diligence system, ensuring that sourced commodities or products are deforestation-free and adhere to the legal standards of the production country. Operators are obliged to carry out risk evaluations, address significant risks, and provide a public report on their due diligence efforts.
Does your technology differentiate deforestation from degradation?
Yes, in accordance to the EU Deforestation Regulation, our technology can differentiate between deforestation and degradation.
What are the EUDR's traceability and transparency obligations?
The EUDR mandates operators to procure the geo-coordinates (latitude and longitude) for all land plots from which the commodities or products originated. Additionally, the date or timeframe of production or harvesting must be specified.
What is the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR)?
Under the EUDR, any operator or trader who places commodities like soy, beef, palm oil, wood, cocoa, coffee, rubber on the EU market, or exports from it, must be able to prove that the products do not originate from recently deforested land or have contributed to forest degradation.
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.