IMAIapp, a solution to encourage legal timber trade

Illegal timber trafficking has serious consequences in the countries of origin, such as deforestation and the risk of extinction of many species. The GOIMAI project aims to automate the detection of illegal timber trafficking. Over the course of two years, an intelligent application, IMAIapp, has been developed for the recognition of protected species based on a macroscopic photograph of a sample using a mobile device. This application enables the automatic detection of illegal timber trafficking by customs agents or SEPRONA, verifying the validity of the shipment crossing both national and international borders.

IMAIapp is the result of the GO IMAI project – Identification of wood by mobile device.
Call EI-Agri National Rural Development Program 2014-2020 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

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May 2021 – March 2023


Rosana Montes, David Herrera-Poyatos, Andrés Herrera-Poyatos, Francisco Herrera de la Universidad de Granada
Paloma de Palacios, Alberto García-Iruela, Luis G. Esteban de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Alberto Romero AEIM