American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Geo-Spatial Technologies for Carbon Sequestration Monitoring and Management

V. Jeyanny, S. K. Balasundram and M. H.A. Husni

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2011.456.462

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 5

Pages 456-462

Abstract

Problem statement: Globally, the quantification of Carbon Sequestration (CS) potential of various ecosystems was a challenge. There was an urgent need for technologies that can quantify CS potential cost-efficiently in a repeated and organized manner. Approach: Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) had great potential in current estimation, future prediction and management of carbon sequestration potential in terrestrial ecosystems. This review discusses the current utilization of RS and GIS technologies in CS management in various sectors. Results: Deployment of RS and GIS for CS sequestration improves accuracy, reduces costs, increases productivity and provides current observations from a regional scale. Conclusion: This review demonstrates the synergistic role of RS and GIS technologies in improving CS management.

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© 2011 V. Jeyanny, S. K. Balasundram and M. H.A. Husni. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.