Japan-Indonesia peatland mapping system

A research project between Japan and Indonesia is working out how to estimate the size of carbon reservoirs in peat forests and monitor how carbon is moving, according to reports in the Jakarta Post.

 

The project is called “Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development” project.

It is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

The tropical peatland in Central Kalimantan has been recognized as one of the most significant carbon reservoirs in the world.

The system developed has been called an “Integrated Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system”.

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