Department of Natural Resource Management
Head of Department: Alen Berta, PhD
With over 130 completed projects, Oikon is a major provider of comprehensive forestry, agriculture and vegetation, carbon sinks, land use and land cover mapping services in Croatia.
Our services include development of Forest Management Plans (we have developed FMP for 15 % of Croatian private forests), large scale biomass and carbon sink calculations, feasibility studies (biomass, agriculture, forest and SRC), dendrochronology studies, etc.
Oikon has extensive experience and knowledge in land cover mapping. We have developed CORINE land cover (CLC) maps and change analysis including full reporting of the entire Croatian national territory for the reference years: 1980, 1990, 2000, 2006 (for which we received quality mark “very good” from the auditors that was by that time issued only once before in the history of CLC mapping) and 2012. Our methods follow and promote best practice criteria and guidelines and are aimed to ensure accuracy, quality and consistency of maps and accompanying databases.
We are capable for extensive, nation-wide field campaigns for relevant data collection as well for applying all relevant and actual Remote Sensing, GIS and geostatistical techniques and technologies (orthophoto, IR, multispectral satellite imagery, LIDAR), as prerequisites of accurate and cost-effective problem solving with required level of spatial and thematic detail.
Also, we are constantly widening and evolving our knowledge through formal and informal staff education, i.e. conferences, courses, summer schools. This is very important since GIS, remote sensing and other technologies are evolving so fast and we are very keen to keep our leading position in using that technology.