PREMIUMApp seeks to crowdsource data on land use change, damaged forests

first_imgTopics : Log in with your social account Indonesian-forests mobile-application satellite-imagery forestry land-use LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Facebook Linkedin Youths in South Sumatra have been encouraged to take part in efforts to replant degraded forests through a mobile application that crowdsources data on land use change across the country.Hidayah Hamzah, the project manager of RESTRORE+, the organization behind the initiative, said the app, called Urundata, was available on the Google Play store.Hidayah said the project had started in November and would run until March. Participants, she said, would receive a status as #PahlawanData (data heroes).“At the moment, we are aiming for 1.8 million participants, especially youths or university students,” she said, adding that the activity was conducted in four other provinces as well.The data collected, she said, would form the basis for a land and forest restoration map that the government and other parties could use for restoration efforts.She… Googlelast_img read more

Dudgeon OWF Set for Inauguration

first_imgStatoil, Masdar and Statkraft are ready to officially open their Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK tomorrow, 22 November.Image source: Ole Jørgen Bratland/Statoil.The 402MW project, located some 32 kilometres off the coast of Norfolk, saw the last of its 67 Siemens 6MW wind turbines being installed in early September, with the entire wind farm producing electricity shortly after.Following the testing of the last turbines, the Dudgeon wind farm was fully commissioned and started delivering power to the grid in October. On 4 October, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) announced that the final phase of the offshore wind farm had passed all of its Operational Conditions Precedent and started to receive Contracts for Difference (CfD) payments.The Dudgeon offshore wind farm was completed below the budget of GBP 1.5 billion that was set when the investment decision was made in 2014.Statoil and Masdar each hold a 35% share in the Dudgeon wind farm, with the remaining 30% being owned by Statkraft. This summer, Statktraft commenced the formal divestment processes for its share in the offshore wind farm, with the aim to complete the transaction early next year.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more