The BEAT IT! project develops novel methods of time series analysis and classification of satellite images for the area-wide early detection of bark beetle infestation. On ORF2 the experts of the institute DIGITAL and the company Aero-Map GmbH report on the current state of research and future projects.
Fig. Demo of a bark beetle monitoring prototype based on Sentinel-2 (red: bark beetle invasion). Credit: JOANNEUM RESEARCH
The programme can be accessed at the ORF TVthek: Link
Further information on the project can be found in the project description and the news article.