Global Land Cover Network workshop is organized by the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
with the financial and technical support of the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
workshop is hosted by:
of Land Affairs, Chief Directorate of Surveys and Mapping,
the logistical support of the FAO Representative for South
The workshop will be held in Pretoria, South
Africa from 13-17 December 2004.
have recently 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
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.
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.
workshop is intended for officials from national institutes
involved in land cover mapping from the following countries:
Angola, Botswana, Comoros Islands, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi,
Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa,
Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
If you are interested in participating in the
workshop and/or would like to collaborate in the GLCN initiative,
please complete the form below and return with your CV to
the GLCN Secretariat; participant
selection for the workshop will begin on the 10 November 2004.
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For the forcast in Pretoria please see the following site.
Land Cover Network (GLCN)
Directorate of Surveys and Mapping, South Africa
SDRN, FAO United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Tel. (+39) 06 57054026
Fax. (+39) 06 57053369
FAO Africover Project, P.O. Box 30470
00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. (+254) 20 4441106
Fax. (+254) 20 4441993
FAO :: Global Terrestrial Observing
System - GTOS :: 12 October 2004