Entries by Prue Pickering

Major milestone reached in forest monitoring from space

Press release | Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Thanks to a major effort to ensure full satellite coverage of the world’s forests, all countries now have the necessary data for annual forest monitoring for the first time ever. The space agencies operating the world’s largest civil Earth observing satellite programmes have declared a major milestone […]

GFOI Capacity Building Summit – Kathmandu Nepal

The GFOI Capacity Building Summit was held at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu Nepal from 18 to 22 September 2017. The Summit was attended by representatives from international organizations and REDD+ countries alike. It provided an opportunity for partners of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) to reflect on progress to […]

SDCG12 held in Frascati

The 12th meeting of CEOS’ Space Data Coordination Group (SDCG) for GFOI was held this week at ESA’s Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati Italy. The twice yearly meeting was attended by representatives from the world’s leading civil space agencies with earth observation satellites and programs. Under the SDCG, CEOS partners are working to ensure developing […]

REDDcompass Masters’ level short course

From 4 to 15 September 2017, partners of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) and the University of Melbourne are hosting a Masters’ level short course on MRV for REDD+ for participants from Indonesia. The course follows the structure of GFOI’s web platform REDDcompass which takes students through the key steps in designing and developing […]

GFOI Plenary 2017: Presentations

Thank you for joining the GFOI Plenary 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. It was a great week with lively discussions, interesting presentations, exciting demonstrations and of course a talented musical performance! We had well over 100 participants from more than 30 different countries all sharing their ideas, expertise and experiences in forest monitoring and […]