For anyone who wants a relatively concise introduction to the Peat Spotter project I’ve been working on for the last year with Rezatec, funded by the European Space Agency, we’ve just published a promo video on YouTube. I’ll aim to write a bit more about it soon for those avid peat spotters out there. For now, prizes for those that spot my precious clubbed thumb in action.
An area in Central Kalimantan where we trialled some of the equipment and protocols that we’ll use to spot peat, in the ‘field’. Here we have a typical Southeast Asian scene of drained peat, with oil palms planted in the fore- and background, and a degrading fragment of forest off in the distance. Whether that patch of trees can actually be called a forest is another thing.