Entries by Tom Harvey

Early Warning: User Needs Assessment released

As a member of the international Working Group on Early Warning, GFOI has supported an assessment of user needs for early warning systems to detect near-real-time changes in forest area via satellite and other data sets. The report produced by Dr. Brice Mora, on behalf of the working group is available via the link below. […]

GFOI Data Component – Scoping Meeting, Tokyo 2-3 July

Following a review in 2016, a second phase of GFOI has been developed which strengthens its focus on identifying and addressing country needs and streamlining coordination between partners. It will also include a new Data Component which will coordinate the acquisition, availability, accessibility and capacity to use remote sensing and ground based datasets (data) and […]

GFOI Plenary 2018, Bogotá, Colombia 

    The annual GFOI Plenary was held at the Marriott Hotel Bogota from 12 – 16 March 2018. The Plenary provided a productive forum for global coordination on forest monitoring for MRV issues for REDD+, transparency under the Paris agreement and related fora. It further fostered a large and diverse network of experts and practitioners […]

New study: Lessons learned from REDD+ evaluations

GFOI is pleased to release this new study ‘Lessons learned for REDD+ from evaluations of GHG  statements’.  Authored by Till Neeff and Donna Lee, with contributions from GFOI partners, this study is a comparative analysis of the ways in which GHG statements are evaluated. In recent years, many developing countries have made strong progress in the development […]

GFOI side-event @ COP23

  Thursday 9 November 2017 from 16:45 to 18:15 local time in Bonn Germany. Meeting Room 9, the Bonn Zone. The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) partners will be hosting a side event at the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, entitled ‘Improving productivity and conservation through land use monitoring […]

Save the date: GFOI Plenary 2018

We are pleased to announce that the GFOI Plenary 2018 will be held in Bogotá, Colombia during the week beginning 12 March 2018. The week will include an open forum plus additional component meetings and side discussions. More information about the agenda, venue and logistical arrangements will be circulated soon. For now we are asking you to […]

SilvaCarbon’s second regional workshop for Central America

SilvaCarbon held its second regional workshop for Central American countries in Costa Rica from 30 January to 3 February 2017. The workshop focused on methods for forest biomass estimation and forest cover mapping in the tropics. This workshop reviewed methodologies associated with different sources of remote sensing data that can be used for biomass estimation, […]

GFOI Plenary 2017: Invitation, Venue and Accommodation

Date & Location The GFOI Plenary 2017 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, from 9-12 April, at the New World Hotel. Invitation & Permit A formal invitation from the FAO Representative to Viet Nam is now available. Agenda The final agenda is now available. The open plenary sessions will be held on 11 and […]

GFOI Review 2016: Final Report and Response Note

Throughout 2016, a holistic review of GFOI has been underway. Conducted by Dr. James Baker, the review has sought to quantify progress made by GFOI to date, assess its value and develop a series of recommendations for a potential next phase of the Initiative. The review process included extensive personal interviews and survey responses, as well as the […]

New REDD+ capacity building initiative from FAO, UN-REDD, GFOI and the University of Melbourne

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries (UN-REDD) and the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) in collaboration with the University of Melbourne are pleased to announce the launch of a new REDD+ capacity building initiative. […]