8 November, 2018
OpenForests launches the forest project platform explorer.land
(www.openforests.com), an innovative German forest consulting and tech company, just
released the explorer.land platform. The interactive map-based platform is
designed to present forest and landscape projects and tell their stories while
connecting like-minded organizations and stakeholders from around the world.
that explorer.land will cause a substantial paradigm shift in the way
sustainable forest and landscape projects are presented to the world," says Dr.
Patrick Ribeiro, co-founder, and CEO of OpenForests. "The new level of
visibility and transparency will accelerate networking, improve market access
and help built trustworthy relations with stakeholders."
The goal of
the explorer.land platform is to support projects with a comprehensive
presentation tool that improves their visibility for collaborators, investors,
donors, and product buyers by creating transparency and conveying the human
dimension inherent in each project.
offers unique storytelling features for all type of users and for different
end-use purposes. With the help of high-resolution maps, investors and donors
can see how successfully their contributions support the restoration of bare
lands. Buyers of sustainable forest products, such as cacao or coffee, can
better link them to the sourcing origin. Besides the improvement of
environmental conditions, the investors can better access and follow the direct
impact of financial inputs on the well-being of local communities by bridging
the distance and bureaucratic gap. With easy-to-use features of the platform,
the project implementers can visualize the improvements more effectively.
Visitors of the webpage can explore the projects and discover inspiring stories
in space and time.
other social media and presentation platforms, where content is shared
chronologically, the explorer shows all published content, such as posts,
photos, and videos in its geographical context over interactive and
high-resolution maps. Geolocated posts document project activities, and time
series of aerial photos show the changing landscape.
Thus, as an
alternative to lengthy annual reports or audits, we offer stakeholders an
opportunity to dive into a new type of project management, community engagement
and accountability process built on transparency, mutual trust, and richness of
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