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22/03/2021
Following the launch in 2020 of the third English edition of the Methods and Guidance Documentation (MGD3.0), the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) is pleased to announce that MGD3.0 is also now available in Spanish and French. The MGD has become a vital resource for helping developing countries to establish national...
18/02/2021
21 March is the International Day of Forests and this year’s theme is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being”.  To help mark the day GFOI Leading partner the FAO launched a photo contest and is asking you to share a photo of a tree that supports your well-being. Healthy trees...
27/01/2021
The GFOI community is invited to submit research works on "National REDD+[1] Monitoring and Reporting" for publication in a special issue of the “Remote Sensing” Journal. Requirements for REDD+ related forest monitoring are evolving and consolidating in terms of the types of information required, monitoring frequency, accuracy and transparency. While several...
20/01/2021
A new deforestation alert based on latest radar satellite technologies promises to make monitoring of African rainforests more effective. The users will receive near-real-time notifications of forest disturbance activities like illegal logging, which will allow appropriate interventions. The new system has been developed by the Wageningen University, in collaboration with World...
14/12/2020
A global voluntary partnership that coordinates international support in forest monitoring to help developing countries address their international reporting requirements and national information needs. Read more.
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.
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