Assessing the potential of Sentinel-2 and Pléiades data for the detection of Prosopis and Vachellia spp. in Kenya

In our latest scientific publication we analyze the potential of novel high resolution satellite images to indentify, map and possibly monitor the invasive species Prosopis spp.
Ng et al. 2017 - Pléiades

We found that it is possible to separate the highly invasive Prosopis spp. from co-existing indigenous Vachellia tortillis which both have similar spectral signatures. We evaluated the potentials of two recently launched satellite platforms that have high spatial resolutions, Pléiades and Sentinel-2A. Particularly, ESA’s Sentinel-2 constellation of two identical satellites in orbit by spring 2017 will be of high interest for the Woody Weeds project for the continuous and detailed montoring of invasive species encroachments.

Our comparative study can be found here

Wai-Tim Ng, Purity Rima, Kathrin Einzmann, Markus Immitzer, Clement Atzberger and Sandra Eckert. Assessing the Potential of Sentinel-2 and Pléiades Data for the Detection of Prosopis and Vachellia spp. in Kenya. Remote Sensing 2017, 9(1), 74; doi:10.3390/rs9010074