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Development of National Land Cover Monitoring System of Myanmar - WORKSHOP

12/06/2018 - 21/06/2018


The workshop is being organized by the Forestry Department of FAO, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) - Geospatial Service and Technology Center (GTAC), to develop Myanmar’s National Land Cover Monitoring System.


Objectives

  • Training national representatives on the use of FAO’s Land Cover Classification System (LCCS).
  • Develop a national legend using the system to standardize/harmonize the land cover legend at regional level.
  • Training on Collect Earth Online (CEO) for national land cover mapping.
  • To present Myanmar’s national land cover monitoring system (NLCMS).

Participants
Participants will include technical experts and stakeholders from organizations involved in National Greenhouse gas reporting and land cover mapping in Myanmar.


Background

In Myanmar the demand for a land cover monitoring system that produces frequent, high quality land cover maps, using a consistent regional classification scheme that is compatible with national country needs, is a priority. To develop the national land cover monitoring system (NLCMS) to provide accurate annual land cover maps of the region, SERVIR-Mekong partnered with multiple stakeholders, including the Forest Department of Myanmar.


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