About us

About

 

OpenForests builds solutions and technology at the service of people and nature. We develop tools for forest restoration and conservation initiatives 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 communication platform, explorer.land.

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Years working together
2011

Founding of OpenForests

2012

Forest data & information consulting

2014

Custom forest data and 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 OpenForests ecosystem has grown into a multidisciplinary team, covering diverse aspects of forest management: computer and data science, forest policy and governance, forest ecology, economics, natural resource management, sustainable development, and communications. We unite our complementary skills and experience through our shared values.

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Stefan Haas

Founder and COO/CIO

Forest Information Systems Design

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Fernanda Todeschini

Business Development

Business Development & Communication

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Dr. Patrick Ribeiro

Founder and CPO/CTO

Drones and explorer.land

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Eva Vogt

Strategic Partnerships

Sustainable Developement & Communication

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Thilo Herbst

Chief Commercial Officer

Business Development

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Gil Ribeiro

Business Development

Onboarding of projects

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Johan Karlsson

Remote Sensing

Monitoring and Carbon Forestry

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Sebastian Weckend

Senior Developer

Full-Stack Software Developer

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Felix Hinze

Web Developer

Full-Stack Web Developer

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Gerrit Balindt

Forest-Software Developer

Consultant, Forest Software and Mobile App Developer

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Aynur Mammadova

Consultant

Forest Policy and Economics

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Alexander Watson

Founder and CMO

Forest Management and Collaboration

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Emilia Pramova

Research and Communications

Writing and Storytelling

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Join the OpenForests team and build together a more healthier future for all of us.

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

How can we change the world?

In moments of deep friendship, we often discuss 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 – sharing our concerns over the state of the world. Over injustices, politics, ethics, and the exploitation of nature.

Usually, the next morning one swallows down their idealism with a good cup of coffee and then back to business as usual.

But this time it was different!

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