Satellite Surveillance for Romanian Forests

Forest safety and conservation is a burning point on Romania's agenda. Recently, the Ministry of the Environment announced the winners of the 7 million euro auction (a consortium of 4 companies), which will implement a satellite surveillance system, intended to monitor the country's forests. This initiative aims to combat illegal tree cutting.

The system will use satellite images to identify areas where illegal deforestation takes place, generating alerts for the intervention of competent authorities, such as the Environmental Guard. In addition, teams equipped with advanced technology will be formed and they will be equipped with all-terrain vehicles, drones with optical and thermal cameras and laser sensors. The data will be analyzed using 15 high-performance workstations. These initiatives come in the context of an increase in concerns related to forestry crimes and the need for ecological protection of Romania's forests.

Source: PRO TV