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Norway's International Climate and Forests Initiative Training
Welcome to the NICFI Level 2 User Training Dedicated to SPOT Products

As part of Airbus’ contribution to Norway's International Climate and Forests Initiative (NICFI), millions of square kilometers of high-resolution SPOT images have been delivered to create a historical imagery database of tropical forests worldwide. This SPOT database is made available to selected users with "level 2" access status. This page provides detailed information about the SPOT products offered by the program, including their technical specifications and the countries they cover. Thanks to the SPOT World Heritage, users can also access SPOT 1-5 imagery dated back to 1986 in order to perform deeper analysis.

Countries covered by SPOT satellite images

Latin America

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Belize 
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Rep.
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Haiti
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • El Salvador
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela


  • Angola
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Congo
  • DRC
  • Ivory Coast
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia, Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambic
  • Nigeria
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Uganda


  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Suriname
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Vietnam
  • Vanuatu
30 years of SPOT 1 to 5 historical archive imagery

30 years of SPOT - Historical archive imagery


SPOT world heritage

The SPOTWorld Heritage Program, an initiative by the French Space Agency to open up 30 years of extensive and historical archive imagery from SPOT 1-5 dating back to 1986, could be an invaluable resource for monitoring deforestation. By comparing past and present images, it is possible to detect changes, make predictions, and mitigate forest losses.

How to access the SPOT world heritage platform
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