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Traceability is the key to achieve transformation of palm oil industry in the industry 4.0 era. In the palm oil supply chain, traceability is intrinsically related to sustainability. If a product can be tracked back to its source, it is means the mill or plantation has complied with principles of sustainability.




Remote Sensing


Remote sensing provides us with a continuous and constant source of information about the Earth, and  geographic information systems (GIS) are a methodology for handling all of this geographic data. The marriage of the two disciplines has allowed us to carry out large scale analyses of the Earth`s surface and, at the same time, provide increasingly detailed knowledge on many planetary variables and improve our understanding of its functioning.  These analyses are essential for decision-making on the sustainable management of natural resources, designing networks of protected areas, and addressing the threats of global change.

Broadly speaking, geographical information would not be so useful without validation and knowledge about measurement accuracies, documentation of its quality, and a capacity to deal with any errors that arise. It is in this particular area, within the research line of GIS and remote sensing methods and applications, that CREAF has the highest degree of expertise. This work is carried out by the Research Group on Methods and Applications in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GRUMETS).

We study the spatial distribution of uncertainty in categorical maps. We also test approaches for the visualization of uncertainty as a support tool for decision-making. Finally, we incorporate quality parameters in metadata documentation.



The Highest Standard Of Digitizing In Plantation Business

Electronic Plantation Control System (ePCS) is an operations management software implemented in palm oil plantations aimed at increasing the amount of data available plantations. Palm oil sustainability starts with managing existing plantations at peak efficiency.