Free open-source solutions for environmental monitoring

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What is Open Foris?

Open Foris is a set of free and open-source software tools that facilitates flexible and efficient data collection, analysis and reporting.


Government, research institutions and NGOs use these tools for a wide range of monitoring purposes such as:

Forest Inventories

Climate Change reporting

Socio-economic surveys

Biodiversity assessment

Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry measurement

Deforestation monitoring with remote sensing

Detecting desertification and trees outside of forest

The initiative is a collaborative effort of numerous public and private institutions and it is hosted by the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.