Информационная система комплексного мониторинга лесов и охотничьих угодий России ВЕГА-Лес
The paper is devoted to the VEGA-Les information system created at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences to solve the problems of integrated monitoring of forests and hunting grounds in Russia using satellite data. The VEGA-Les information system provides a wide range of remote users with online access to a continuously updated long-term archive of Earth remote sensing data, thematic information products obtained on their basis, as well as tools for automated processing, analysis and synthesis of various information in order to monitor and study forest resources and hunting land. This paper provides an overview of the main current capabilities of this system and the directions of its development. The satellite data available in the system and the thematic maps of various forest characteristics obtained on their basis are considered. An overview of the tools for analyzing and processing data available to users of the system is also made, and examples of obtaining with their help various information about changes in forest cover are given.