Post Date
Nov 23 2022

SBASSE signs an MoU with Forest, Wildlife & Fisheries Department, Government of Punjab

Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) signed an MoU with Forest, Wildlife & Fisheries Department, Government of Punjab. Under this understanding, both parties aim to achieve the goal of enhancing and intelligently maintaining the forest cover of Punjab. This will also create an effective working relationship between the Forest, Wildlife & Fisheries Department (FWFD) and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Scientists at SBASSE are helping promote forestry by engaging in AI-powered ICT-based interventions to help maintain biodiversity and the forest's biomass. By estimating a forest area's carbon sink/stock capacity through drone and satellite-based remote sensing techniques and real-time sensors, reliable and actionable estimates can be made about deforestation and forest degradation. NCRA-Agricultural Robotics Lab, with the support of WWF-Pakistan, has already rolled out a forest health calculator mobile app for foresters to collect forest inventory data conveniently and reliably.

LUMS will support FWFD in achieving the overall goal of effective forest inventory management through joint research, technical assistance, and capacity building of FWFD's staff. Learn more about how we're saving forests here.