Data ethics for monitoring reporting and verification service: A study of deforestation detection of Coffee supply chains in South America
This work, written by our Design Lead, Rob Maslin, is one of the outputs of the ForestMind project.
ForestMind is a project delivered by Satellite Applications Catapult and funded by ESA to pilot real-world demonstration of remote sensing services to detect deforestation in commodity supply chains. These services are commonly referred to as Monitoring Verification and Reporting (MRV) services. For the purpose of this data ethics study of MRV services, the focus is a coffee brand wanting to understand more about deforestation risks in their supply chain.
This piece dives into the intricacies of responsibly managing geospatial data in environmental monitoring, conservation, and sustainability efforts in supply chains with smallholders.