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Systemised Operational Land Use Aerial Reconnaissance

We have systemised the approach to using drones in affordable and efficient land-use monitoring. Termed SOLAR (Systemised Operational Land Use Aerial Reconnaissance), it is an open source methodology funded by the World Resources Institute and developed in partnership with Cargill. SOLAR greatly expands the area that can be accessed during a forest audit, and paves the way for improved transparency in land use practices.

We are in the public consultation phase of SOLAR and would like to hear your input. We are also looking for additional partners to further improve and implement SOLAR to understand land use change and meet environmental commitments.