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    Large areas of globally important tropical peatland in Southeast Asia are under threat from land clearance, degradation and fire jeopardising their natural functions as reservoirs of biodiversity, carbon stores and hydrological buffers. Local research capability will be strengthened enabling peatland managers to better understand and address the different, interrelated processes operating in tropical peatlands.



LiDAR-Survey in Central Kalimantan for CKPP in Aug 2007

Figure: LiDAR flight tracks between 5. and 10. August 2007 using Riegl ALS Technology with a Hasselblad camera on a Bell-Helicopter

Kalteng Consultants has performed together with the German company Milan Geoservices GmbH many trails of Airboren Laser Scanning-ALS-Helicopter Flight Survey also called LiDAR Survey in Central Kalimantan from 5th to 10th August 2007. The preparation of this high-technological LiDAR-flight campaign was not easy and took several months. Finally every thing came together like a miracle, e.g. the availability of the ALS-equipment, the procedure of the custom, the availability of the helicopter with an excellent pilot, good weather conditions, to procure many recommendation letters and a marvellous team, see photo. We measured the first and last Echo with the DSM (Digital Elevation Model) and DTM (Digital Terrain Model). Our customer is Wetlands International (Dr. Marcel Silvius and Alue Dohong) and UNPAR (Dr. Aswin Usup) of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project, called CKPP, which was launched 2005 by the Dutch Environment Ministry.

The purpose of these trials was to get high-resolution three-dimensional information from the landscape in form of the topography, to measure the tree-height and the bio-mass, to get knowledge of the peat dome in that huge peatland area including of carbon storage, the shape of the river basin Kahayan and Rungan, to scan the Tangkiling mountains with Rungan Sari, the Orang Utan Katia Island and Sei Gohong, to scan the Rungan and Kahayan river up to the heart of Borneo with the mining area and Bapak´s thumb Lakapoi, to scan the Small Scale Gold Mining (SSGM) activities at Galangan area, Kereng Pangi, near the village Kasongan in the Katingan district and finally to scan the province capital town Palangkaraya.