5 December 2016 – The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a tender process through which it is looking for suppliers to apply Earth Observation expertise to assess UK land use change.
Respondents are invited to set out proposals to assess the feasibility of using Earth Observation (remote sensing data in combination with reference data) to track land use change in the UK over time. This work aims to support a decision by BEIS to develop a more accurate and repeatable way for the UK to track land use change in its greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory.
The work wil involve:
- Assessing the feasibility of methods of using Earth Observation to track UK land use and land use change over time
- Developing a costed roadmap for delivering an operational system for tracking land use and land use changes in the UK from 1990 onwards suitable for incorporation in the inventory.
The work will be tendered as three (3) lots@
- Lot 1: Coarse resolution optical sensors (>250m resolution)
- Lot 2: Medium resolution optical sensors (10-80m resolution)
- Lot 3: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors and SAR+optical data fusion