#GFOI2020 Webinar Series

31 August 2020 - 31 December 2020

This page is dedicated to the #GFOI2020 Webinar Series.

The webinar series will feature webinars of interest for the forest monitoring community. It is a combination of sessions organized by the Office and others that partners will host themselves 

The #GFOI2020 Webinar Series will help to progress the work of GFOI and continue to foster the international community of forest monitoring practitioners in lieu of the GFOI 2020 Plenary, which has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Collaboration and open information sharing is essential in an era of global climate change, big data, new tools, limited resources and a growing community of goodwill partners. GFOI partners remain committed to the coordination of international support for improving forest monitoring capacity in developing countries.

The pandemic has certainly caused disruptions of planned activities but GFOI partners are forging ahead with their important work and re-inventing ways to provide forest monitoring support to those in need. Here are some updates from GFOI capacity building partner SilvaCarbon and the outcome of a recent virtual training delivered by the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment Remote Sensing 2020.

Webinars present great virtual opportunity to stay connected and maintain momentum whilst social distancing, so we encourage you to get involved and grab this opportunity to learn more about forest monitoring from the comfort of your home office.

We will update this page with more information and new appointments as they are confirmed, so please stay tuned.

Want to propose a new webinar topic to discuss with the GFOI community? Please do get in touch with: [email protected] 

We are looking forward to meeting you virtually!




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Satellite Analysis Ready Data

1 July 2020

The Committee on Earth Satellite (CEOS)



Open and Transparent: Forest data setting the course for green future under the Paris Agreement

15 July 2020


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Agreenium, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific




Forest data and transparency: zoom in on Costa Rica’s experience

21 July 2020

(FAO) and supported by US SilvaCarbon



Launch of the update of GFOI Methods and Guidance Documentation 3.0

25 August 2020

The GFOI’s MGD Component and Office



Catalyzing change through forest monitoring - Lessons from Brazil, Viet Nam and Cameroon

14 October




From reporting to payments: Current state and trends of REDD+ reporting to the UNFCCC

28 October




Biomass monitoring

3 November

The GFOI R&D Coordination Component