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28/10/2020
Over the past few months, due to the Covid-19 outbreak and ensuing distancing measures, we have seen a significant growth in the use of online learning tools and courses from GFOI partners. Follow the link to find our selection of online courses to boost your forest monitoring skills.
22/10/2020
As announced in September, GFOI leading partner the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) is now providing free access to high-resolution satellite imagery to support efforts to stop deforestation and save the world’s tropical forests. Through this new partnership with Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), Planet Labs and Airbus that has...
14/10/2020
Taking good decisions requires sound information - and protecting forests requires forest monitoring We all know that making good decisions requires good data. This is clear in our day-to-day lives. How can we choose what to wear in the morning without knowing whether it will rain or not? How would we...
29/09/2020
GFOI partner Norway will provide universal access to high-resolution satellite data of the tropics as part of efforts to stop the destruction of the world’s rainforests. The Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) will fund Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) and its partners Planet and Airbus to deliver the service. The...
25/08/2020
The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) is pleased to launch the third edition of the Methods and Guidance Documentation (MGD3.0) available here. The MGD has become a vital resource for developing countries seeking to establish national forest monitoring systems (NFMS) and associated emissions measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) procedures for REDD+....
21/07/2020
GFOI partner the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched the most comprehensive assessment of global forest resources in innovative and easy-to-use digital formats. To mark the launch, FAO has published a video which introduces the public to some of the key findings from the assessment and...
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