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GLCN Central Asia workshop
Last updated 20 Dec. 2007

Antalya, Turkey, 26-30 November 2007 (provisional to be confirmed)

This Global Land Cover Network workshop is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the technical support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the financial support of the Government of Italy and the Government of the Netherlands.

This workshop is hosted by:

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Turkey,
General Directorate of Agricultural Research – Central Research Institute for Field Crops

With the logistical support of the FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia and the FAO Representative for Turkey.


Information will follow shortly.

Introduction to GLCN

FAO/UNEP have launched the Global Land Cover Network (GLCN) with the objective to improve the availability of global information on land cover and its dynamics, harmonizing land cover mapping and monitoring at national, regional and global levels. GLCN will generate essential data needed for sustainable development, environmental protection, food security and humanitarian programmes of the United Nations, and of other international and national institutions.

The GLCN initiative will bring together national technical staff in the field of Remote Sensing/GIS, Agriculture, Forestry, Pasture/Rangeland, Environment, and Food Security to develop a network at the regional and global scale to adopt the standardization of land cover measurement methods and develop regional and global land cover products. The collaboration will involve not only data providers but also data users and policy-makers.

Goals of the workshop

Training will be provided on land cover mapping and other geo-information technologies including the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS). These methods can be used on both national and regional projects. The workshop will also be used to initiate regional collaboration and GLCN projects.

The workshop is intended for officials from national institutes involved in land cover mapping from the following countries: Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tadzikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.


If you are interested in the meeting please APPLY HERE


01. Invitation letter (33 KB) 18 Sept. 2007
02. GLCN brochure English version (2164 KB) 18 Sept. 2007
03. Agenda Draft (86 KB) 19 Nov. 2007
04. Participants list Provisional (125 KB) 22 Nov. 2007
05. Logistics for participants (46 KB) 19 Nov. 2007
06. Registration (will be sent to participants that are selected)
07. Country profiles (138 KB) 18 Sept. 2007
08. Data questionnaire (75 KB) 18 Sept. 2007
09. Evaluation form (82 KB) 18 Sept. 2007

Useful Links

Africover project
Global Land Cover Network (GLCN)
LCCS software

LCCS leaflet

GLCN software leaflet


Contact Point

Dr Reuben Sessa
GLCN Programme Officer
SDRN, FAO United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Tel. (+39) 06 57056519
Fax. (+39) 06 57053369
e-mail: GLCN@fao.org

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