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ForestNav_By Latitudo40

Autonomous Carbon Storage Mapping for Climate Change Mitigation

04/03/2024 - 15/06/2024


The consumption of land and the degradation of urban green spaces pose a significant threat to the environment and biodiversity in our cities. Additionally, urban forests play a crucial role in carbon sequestration and mitigating climate change.

Therefore, it is essential to effectively monitor, mapping and manage urban greenery to preserve it and promote environmental sustainability. But how to collect data?


The aim of the challenge is to develop a ground rover able to have an autonomous navigation, with purpose to collect and mapping precise forest data (e.g. LiDAR, imaging sensors, GNSS), and calculating carbon storage.

Using these data, it will be possible to generate comprehensive forest maps, including Above Ground Biomass (AGB) data, which indicates forest health and climate change mitigation.

Key objectives:

  • 5G technology to ensure adequate bandwidth for real time transmission of data collected, real time navigation and mapping;
  • Develop an autonomous rover, which is able to collect detailed information on trees, for navigation and monitor vegetation changes;
  • 3D mapping in critical scenario, such as AboveGroungBiomass (AGB) estimation forest health and climate change mitigation.

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