First R&D Expert Workshop
The first R&D Expert Workshop was held at the Woods Hole Research Centre, USA on the 10-11 June 2014. A report and the presentatons can be downloaded here.
First GFOI Forest Monitoring Workshop in Africa
A workshop on Data Interoperavility for Forest Monitoring was held in Douala, Cameroon June2-6, 2014. This first regional technical GFOI-SilvaCarbon workshop on forest monitoring had the overall aim of supporting participating countries to continue to develop their data plans for country needs in the context of REDD+. Different data sets were presented and the use of different remote sensing data and their interoperability to create biomass estimations was discussed.
COMIFAC, the regional Forestry Commission for Central Africa, has a mandate to coordinate and harmonize forest interventions across the Congo Basin, including forest carbon measurement and monitoring. As such, in collaboration with GFOI and SilvaCarbon, COMIFAC is well placed to co-host the first GFOI-SilvaCarbon regional workshop in the sub-region, expanding the capacity building exercise to all COMIFAC member countries.
Details can be found here.
Integrating remote-sensing and ground-based observations for estimation of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in forests: Methods and Guidance (MGD) from the Global Forest Observations Initiative is now available from GFOI.
See here for more details.
In the Methods and Guidance Document, Integrating remote-sensing and ground-based observations for estimation of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in forests: Methods and Guidance (MGD) from the Global Forest Observations Initiative some issues have been found in the table numbering and one of the examples, these are listed here and a corrected pdf is available here.
GFOI SE Asia Capacity Building
The first regional technical GFOI workshop on forest monitoring in Southeast Asia was successfully held in Chiangmai, Thailand on January 27 to 30, 2014. The overall aim was to support participating countries in developing data plans for their country needs in the context of REDD+. It is the first in a series SE Asian Workshops. More details can be found here.