Where did the project idea come from?
TerraNIS has recently developed in France two offers concerning burnt areas detection and/or recovery monitoring using satellite imagery: (1) an operational tool specifically developed for grassland fires in France (Pyrenees region) and (2) forest burnt area detection. With this proposal, TerraNIS is now aiming to develop a more generic and complete offer exportable worldwide. Fire issues are also increasing year after year worldwide and the huge fire impacts during the first two months of 2020 confirm the trend.
Why did you select that specific target country?
TerraNIS iniciated its activities in Chile in 2017, developing a broad network and adapting to the local culture. Furthermore, fires in Chile are common with a significant increase
over the past years and its worst in 2017 (more than 600.000 hectares burned).
Who are your partners in the target country?
TerraNIS is working with the CIREN (Centro de Información de Recursos Naturales – The National Centre of Natural Resources), the technological support center of the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture collecting and sharing information about Chile’s renewable resources. The expertise and the data managed by the CIREN make it an ideal strategic local partner to assess and identify key framework conditions that may favor or impede the deployment of an innovative and collaborative remote sensing service in Chile over a large variety of land cover types.
What is your long term vision for your company working in your chosen partner country?
Besides the Earth Observation products being implemented for Burnt Areas Recovery Support and Assessment, TerraNIS will continue to develop its three main areas in Chile: agriculture, viticulture and land planning.
What impact do you believe INNOWWIDE will have on your company?
The project will generate new products and services, broaden TerraNIS’ relevant contacts in the Chile, as well as getting a better understanding of the market needs.