About us

About

 

OpenForests builds technology at the service of people and nature. We develop tools for forest restoration and conservation projects to manage their data, communicate their impact openly, immerse stakeholders in the place of the project, and build networks of supporters.

OpenForests offers custom forest information services and a map-based project presentation platform, explorer.land.

 

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Years working together
2011

Foundation of OpenForests

2012

Forest Information Consulting

2014

Custom Forest Software Development

2017

Growing Multidisciplinary Team

2018

Launch of explorer.land

2020

explorer.land becomes SaaS

Now

Pivoting from consulting to pure SaaS

Future

Many exciting developments

Team

 

The “ecosystem” OpenForests has grown into a multidisciplinary team, covering the knowledge of forest domain knowledge, computer and data science, forest policy, economics, natural resources management, sustainable development, and communications. Our complementary skills and experience got united by sharing the same values.

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Stefan Haas

Co-Founder and CEO

Forest Information Systems Design

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Fernanda Todeschini

Business Development

Business Development & Communication

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Dr. Patrick Ribeiro

CO-Founder and CEO

Drones and explorer.land

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Eva Vogt

Strategic Partnerships

Sustainable Developement & Communication

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Aynur Mammadova

Consultant

Forest Policy and Economics

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Sebastian Weckend

Senior Developer

Full-Stack Software Developer

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Gerrit Balindt

Forest-Software Developer

Consultant, Forest Software and Mobile App Developer

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Johan Karlsson

Remote Sensing

Monitoring and Carbon Forestry

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Felix Hinze

Web Developer

Full-Stack Web Developer

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Emilia Pramova

Research and Communications

Writing and Storytelling

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Gil Ribeiro

Business Development

Onboarding of projects

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Alexander Watson

Co-Founder and CEO

Forest Management and Collaboration

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Values

 

We believe that another world is possible. A world where human and nonhuman beings flourish alongside each other. A world where people are not masters of but part of what we call nature. For this to happen, we need a collective change of consciousness and to rebuild connectedness with the diversity of all life.

The ultimate goal is to give back voices to the people and give faces to their projects.

Emilia Schmidt-Pramova
Writing & Storytelling

We empower people in making more biodiverse, resilient, social, and transparent forest projects.

Stefan Haas
CEO and Founder

Our story

We were not happy about the state of the world and how everyone was operating and searched for fields to improve.

In moments of deep friendship, we sometimes develop ideas of changing the world for the better. And this is the story of OpenForests and how it all started. In a tiny kitchen, late at night, we – Stefan, Patrick, and Alexander – were discussing our concerns over the state of the world’s affairs: injustice, politics, ethics, and exploitation of nature.

Mostly after such discussions the next morning you swallow down your idealism with a good cup of coffee and go back to business as usual.

This time was different!

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