5th December 2023

Moss Forest: Get to know the technology revolutionizing the carbon market

By Cláudia Backes, Moss' COO | Moss Earth: https://moss.earth/en

On average, the certification and audit of carbon credit projects take two years of analysis. The process is expensive, slow, and analog, requiring manual analysis of dozens of documents. While we wait for the conclusion of the process, more than 3 thousand hectares are deforested daily in the Amazon rainforest, equivalent to 21 trees deforested per second¹. Ignoring this reality is no longer an option. The planet is in a hurry, and this urgency incites us to speed up the process. 


Caption: Aerial photo taken during ground fieldwork in the Amazon


Imagine a future where technology could help us save years of work and thousands of forest hectares. Now, visualize a scenario where an innovative system can automate all the manual processes and estimate with precision the potential of generating carbon credits in every area of the national territory. 


This is not a distant idea; it's already a reality. The future is now, and Moss is leading the movement with Moss Forest - our end-to-end dMRV process automation gives speed to all the stages of project development and drastically reduces the vulnerability of human error. 


Get to know 5 attributes of the technology that is revolutionizing the market:


  • Precision and agility: Moss Forest is the first solution that estimates the potential of carbon credits generation in the Brazilian territory using big data to integrate into a single data lake² real-time satellite technology, scientific studies, and several databases giving us precise results in a few minutes.
  • Technology to analyze the areas: Moss Forest is a dMRV³ system that assesses forest areas with the potential for carbon credits projects using geospatial analysis, remote sensing, artificial intelligence, and big data. Our system filters the data searching for inconsistencies and verifies the integrity of the information.


  • Machine learning to automate manual processes: Moss Forest estimates the potential carbon credit generation of each pixel obtained through satellite imagery. The information collected is used to calculate the total amount of carbon credits that an area can generate. It also monitors the region's biodiversity, all of this in minutes!
  • Project cost reduction: with Moss Forest, the development of carbon credits origination projects happens way faster, with a more significant amount and less cost. We reduce dramatically the costs of project development.
  • Fighting the climate crises: Moss Forest brings the necessary agility to reach the environmental goals established by the UN. With our technology, not only do we accelerate the development of projects, but we also conserve more areas in less time. The impact reverberates positively in the biodiversity and local communities in the Amazon. The synergy between innovation and nature results in actions like a more sustainable planet, connected, facilitates medical access to the heart of the Amazon, reinforces forest surveillance, and monitors the animals on the endangered species list. And contributes directly to four UN  Sustainable Development Goals:
  • 2: Zero Hunger
  • 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 13: Climate Action
  • 15: Life on land

Caption: Photo of local fauna taken during ground fieldwork in the Amazon


That's how technology protects Amazon. And Moss does what the planet needs the most: keeps the forest standing with urgency and precision.  


¹ Source: Map Biomas

² Data Lake is an approach to storing a large amount of data in a centralized way. 

³ dMRV: Digital Monitoring, Report and Verification