East Kalimantan

Strengthening Indonesian Capacity for Developing National Forest Carbon Inventory, Mapping and MRV Technical Systems.

With support from the GCF Fund in 2014, the province of East Kalimantan worked with the Michigan State University and the Nature Conservancy to improve multi-level forest carbon accounting. The project worked with stakeholders at multiple levels including communities, forestry management units, districts, provinces, and national agencies. Through the project, a forest carbon data management platform was developed and refined, improved forest carbon maps were created, communities were engaged in field inventory collection, and stakeholders received training on remote sensing methods.

Highlights from the projects include:

  • An improved, province wide wall-to-wall 30m forest carbon map which is integrated into Indonesia’s OneMap GeoPortal.
  • Development of improved 30m forest carbon maps at the KPH and District level.
  • Completion of a field campaign to establish approximately 25 forest carbon inventory plots in collaboration with local university and community members.
  • Development and refinement of a Forest Carbon Inventory Toolbox which manages geospatial and plot inventory data. The Toolbox includes a project information management toolkit, plot sample design toolkit, geographic data management toolkit, and a forest carbon measuring toolkit.


Project Report (EN):
The Project report provides an overview of the activities completed and a description of the deliverables achieved through project implementation.

Technical Report: gap analysis (EN):
A report on the barriers and existing gaps to scaling the Forest Carbon Inventory Toolbox to the provincial level in East Kalimantan.

Overview of Forest Carbon Inventory Toolbox (EN):
A PowerPoint presentation covering the functionality of the FCIT.

Overview of Remote Sensing Methods (EN):
A PowerPoint Presentation providing an overview of the methods used to create improved forest carbon maps for East Kalimantan.