Forests are not just leaves and trees they regulate our climate, and provide us with fresh water, medicines, and food. They are very diverse and made up of lots of different species. However, as the human population grows, the world's forests are coming under increasing pressure. Join Dr Murray Collins from the University of Edinburgh who will show the very latest in satellite technology being used to measure deforestation. Murray and his colleagues will show images of the Earth from space from new European Space Agency satellites, as well as photographs from fieldwork in tropical forests around the world. He will also provide demonstrations of how satellite data and virtual reality technology is being used in forest management here in Scotland.
These activities are available as a drop-in experience as part of your visit to Dynamic Earth between 10am and 4pm. These activities are included with admission to the Dynamic Earth exhibition and are free for Explorer Pass holders.