What's unique with ExoSilva ?

As an expert, you might wondering what's different between ExoSilva and other similar solutions, for example the High-Resolution layers offer by copernicus.

Exosilva differentiate itself by three main components with other solution that create maps based on vegetation indices. First, the fully automated process allow the ingestion of near-real time data in the products, and this on a daily and weekly basis depending on the layer. Most if not all of the current solution are scientific or research prototype that do not fully automate the process. The industrial setup of ExoSilva provide near-real time information, which open new dimensions.
Second, ExoSilva relies on decades of archive to provide relative information for each location at high resolution. Most if not all of other solutions that provide relative information rely only on comparison between year, and using single month-aggregated data. Since ExoSilva rely on a great data archive, we are able to provide much finer information in time by using exact day-of-year information.
Third, ExoSilva ingest data from multiple satellite constellation, and do not rely only on Sentinel 2, as most of the existing platform. More than using Sentinel 3 and the aging MODIS, this shows the possibility for Silva to work with mulplite kind of satellite data and ingest heterogeous data easily. In particular, new satellite data can be ingested very easily. This is a key feature of all ExoLabs solution, proven by the use of Sentinel-3, VIIRS and Landsat 9 in multiple products.

Almost a third of Switzerland is covered with forests. These forests are exposed to severe climatic changes. For example, the atmosphere near the ground warmed up by around 2.1°C in the last 170 years - almost twice as much as the rise in mean global temperature. This puts increased pressure on forest ecosystems, resulting in a change of tree species compositions, more risk in general and more risk of biotic and abiotic damage, especially.
To develop adaptation and coping strategies and to provide stakeholders and decisionmakers the necessary information, a continuous and objective forest monitoring approach is essential.
In the frame of the SILVA project - Satellite-based Inspection of Large Vegetated Areas - a satellite-based observation system that provides continuous and comprehensive information on the current forest conditions in Switzerland is developed together with ETHZ and WSL. The main objective of SILVA is to detect forest disturbances in near real-time with daily updates in a high spatial resolution of 20 m for the entire area of Switzerland and its surroundings.