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Nature-based Solutions

Our answers to how the platform will provide you tooling you need for nature-based solutions

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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EUDR Compliance

Keeping track of EUDR changes and bringing you answers.

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.

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 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.

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Scope 3 Reporting

Scope 3 is complex and our platform helps you do the heavy lifting.

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

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.

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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Service

Our service is transparent and flexible, find all your questions answered here.

Do you provide any service on top of data products?

We aim to provide comprehensive data solutions tailored to the unique needs of each customer, enabling them to leverage data effectively for informed decision-making and reporting. as a result, we offer complementary services to ensure seamless integration, optimal usage, and customer satisfaction.

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

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.

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Technology

The proprietary technology is constantly evolving, here you will find key information on how it has been designed.

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

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.

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?

Yes, our API connects your sites and projects directly to our advanced analytics platform. Moreover, built with security at its core, our API ensures that your data remains safe. If you're interested, let us know.

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