13 May

BioCarbon Engineering: A Geospatial Approach to Improve Carbon Sequestration in the Amazon

BioCarbon Engineering, a company in Oxford, United Kingdom, has developed drone technology to tackle global climate change. The company aims to use drones in order to upscale reforestation, planting billions of trees a year using ‘Precision Forestry” in the Amazon. The drones will provide detailed geospatial information to aid in planning and management, generating site specific terrain data, topography information and soil types to produce 3D maps of the areas, outline landscape design and planning patterns to implement. BioCarbon Engineering believe that by using drones to then plant seeds, they could increase plantation rates from 3,000 by human planters to 36,000 a day.

Their strategy includes three main components: Mapping, Planting and Monitoring.

In their mission statement, they commit to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation. “We believe that this industrial scale deforestation is best combated using the latest automation technologies.”

The first video features Lauren Fletcher, CEO, who is a Physics PhD candidate, holding an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has 20 years of experience as an Engineer at NASA. Here he explains the story behind the company.

“Changing the world… One billion trees at a time.”

This feature video details the strategic process and geospatial technology involved in their ambitious goal to increase global carbon sequestration and reforest our earth. Listen to the team of engineers and developers involved in the project.


Written by Sophie Collings, 5/13/2015.

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