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Monitoring tropical deforestation and forest degradation with satellites can be an everyday activity for people who support environmental conservation, forest management, and resource policy development.


Through extensive observation of user needs, we developed CLASlite to assist governments, nongovernmental organizations, and academic institutions with high-resolution mapping and monitoring of forests with satellite imagery.


Here you will find information about the CLASlite software, and on interpreting the images derived from the software. We strongly encourage new forest monitoring citizens and professionals to take our free course, after which you will qualify for a free CLASlite software license.


The CLASlite project is supported by the Morgan Family Foundation.

Example Success Stories

(Click on the Success Stories tab above for hundreds more)

El Peru de los Bosques IDEAM Forest Mapping

Forest Degradation in Madagascar

CLASlite 3.3 Improvements


Google Earth Engine support

CLASlite 3.3 supports Google Earth Engine Landsat images similar to data products available from USGS archive from Earth Explorer (earthexplorer.usgs.gov).


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Sentinel-2 support

CLASlite 3.3 supports Sentinel-2 reflectance processing for single or/and batch image processing. 


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