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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...
07/05/2020
  The world’s forest area is decreasing, but the rate of loss has slowed. This is one piece of information revealed in the “Key Findings of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020”, released today by GFOI’s partner the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The publication presents the main...
17/04/2020
The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) has updated its Visualization Environment tool (COVE) to allow the generation of country-level reports on satellite coverage of land surface. Satellite earth observations provide scientists and decision-makers with critical information to better understand the world’s forests. COVE includes Country Coverage Reports, which are currently...
22/03/2020
A new GFOI Space Data Blog has been recently launched by GFOI’s Lead Partner the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS): http://ceos.org/ourwork/virtual-constellations/lsi/sdcg/space-data-blog/ With this page, CEOS aims to inform the GFOI community about emerging developments in space data, tools and products. GFOI will promote these developments and partners will seek to incorporate...
16/03/2020
The third edition of the Methods and Guidance Document (MGD) is soon to be released by the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI). MGD3.0 is currently being reviewed by a team of world leading experts in forest monitoring. The MGD provides practical guidance on the development and operation of national forest monitoring...
15/03/2020
FAO and partners are delighted to invite you to the online seminar “Peatland mapping and monitoring” on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 9:15 am - 10:45h am CET. The seminar will present a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with leading experts, launch FAO’s publication “Peatland mapping and monitoring: recommendations and...
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