- The use of SPOT imagery to monitor the plant Chromolena and to evaluate biodiversity in African forests with SPOT

Context and objectives

The main objective is the evaluation of SPOT-XS imagery to distinguish forest structures and to develop a method for the detection of the parasitic plant Chromolena odorata.

Project outcome

Expected scientific results

SPOT-XS is not an adequate mean to distinguish forest structures or to detect the parasitic plant Chromolena odorata, but is adequate to detect cocoa plantations and to distinguish young afforestations from mature forests.

Location: Region:
  • Ivory Coast