ALOS PALSAR 25-meter Mosaic Step-by-step Manual on Extraction of Forest Cover and Change Detection Analysis

The Philippines have established a strategy towards REDD+ which has become integral part of the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 and the National Climate Change Action Plan 2011-2028. The Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy (PRNRPS) foresees the analysis of forest cover and land use changes by remote sensing technologies as a basis to establish a measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) System for REDD+. But in the Philippines, the results of analysis of optical and multi-spectral remote sensing satellite images are constrained and limited due to severe and regular cloud cover. However, this can be resolved by the use of radar remote sensing technology, but of course, with some limitations.