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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...
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...
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