Forestry TEP Project

The Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (Forestry TEP) has been developed in a project commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA). The project was first established in March 2015, as one of multiple TEPs, to facilitate more effective use of Copernicus and other data to support forest ecosystem monitoring and sustainable forest management.

In November 2018, the development project is already long past and successfully completed. The platform is operated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and CGI IT UK Ltd, committed to maintaining and developing the platform further and supporting our users. ESA continues to support the platform, particularly in the on-boarding of user organizations, in the context of an ongoing project extension.


The project partners who were involved in the development phase of the platform were:

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd: coordination, user management and communication, pilots
  • CGI IT UK: technical design and implementation of the platform
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) (UK): cloud computing environment, data access
  • Spacebel (BE): sustainability analysis and planning
  • Arbonaut (FI): support to requirements analysis for value adding services