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GOFC-GOLD Executive Committee Meeting, Ispra, Italy
Last updated 8 January 2003

17-18 March 2003

Provisional Agenda (more details to follow)

Goals of meeting

Approximately 18 months ago the 2nd STB laid out an ambitious set of plans for the implementation of GOFC/GOLD. The March 2003 meeting of the Executive Committee of the STB is being held with the following goals:

1. to assess progress in carrying out these plans,
2. to further develop strategies for their implementation and
3. to consider possible modifications to the plans.

The results of this meeting will, in turn, form the basis of the next meeting of the STB.

Items for agenda

1. Review of current status of ITs
.......o Fire Implementation Team
.......o Land Cover Implementation Team
2. Potential changes in structure of GOFC/GOLD
.......o Additional IT(s)
3. Biophysical
4. Possibility of splitting land cover
5. Regional Networks
.......o Existing regional networks
.......o New regional networks
.......o Initiating and sustaining regional networks (development of a fund`ing template).
6. Links with other international organizations.
.......o Interactions with other Panels of GTOS
.......o GCOS
.......o MEA
.......o Fluxnet
.......o CEOS
.......o IGBP
.......o UNEP
.......o FAO
.......o UN Global Land Cover Programme
.......o Inter-agency Strategy for Disaster Reduction
.......o Office of Outer Space Affairs
7. Next stages in the development of an Implementation Strategy.
8. Development of a Funding Strategy.

Tentative attendee list

Tentative attendee list (16 KB)


Contact Points

GTOS Secretariat
FAO, SDRN
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
I-00100 Rome Italy
e-mail: GTOS@fao.org

GOFC-GOLD
Bryan Lee
Research Manager
Fire Management Systems and Landscape Management
Natural Resources Canada / Canadian Forest Service
5320 - 122 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 3S5 CANADA
Tel: 780-435-7303
Fax: 780-435-7386
Email: blee@nrcan.gc.ca


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