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July 2001 

GOFC-GOLD-Fire Workshop on Satellite Product Validation
July9-11, 2001 - hosted by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

The workshop will be held jointly with the CEOS Cal/Val Subgroup on Land Product Validation. Presentations will be given on recent satellite fire product validation and breakout groups undertake to explore opportunities for international collaboration and to develop protocols product validation and reporting.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Jose Miguel Pereira, Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Tel: 351 1 363 4667
Fax: 351 1 364 5000

 June 2001 

GOFC-GOLD Regional Workshop on Remote Sensing of Forest Cover in Northwestern Russia and Fennoscandia
June 25-27, 2001 - hosted by INENCO Center of RAS

The goal of this regional GOFC-GOLD workshop is to promote a coordinated effort among scientists in the region towards building an observational boreal forest network which would result in operational monitoring of forest cover and forest cover change, and to make data and information on forests usable and accessible. The workshop will examine current uses of remote sensing in studies of forest cover and carbon exchange in the region, evaluate existing data sets useful for validation and interpretation of remote sensing data products, identify future needs of different user groups, and plan future interdisciplinary research and exchange activities. The workshop will also discuss forest inventory, monitoring, management, and conservation. They will explore current gaps of knowledge in land use and the carbon budget for the region, including understanding of changing disturbance regimes and driving forces of land use change.

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Contact: Olga Krankina, Oregon State University
Tel: 541-737-1780
Fax: 541-737-1393

GOFC Scientific & Technical Board (STB)
June 12-13, 2001 - hosted by ESA

The second annual GOFC-GOLD Scientific and Technical Board is being held at the European Space Agency's headquarters in Frascati, Italy. The STB ensures the continuing progress toward GOFC-GOLD's long-term objective of providing on-going space-based and in-situ observations of forests and other vegetation cover for sustainable management of terrestrial resources, and to obtain an accurate, reliable, quantitative understanding of the terrestrial carbon budget.

Location: Frascati, Italy
Contact: Leander Campbell, GOFC-GOLD Project Office
Tel: 613-947-1281
Fax: 613-947-1385

WGCV Land Products Validation (LPV) Subgroup Meeting
June 7-8, 2001 - hosted by ESA/ESRIN

The LPV Subgroup brings together scientists who are working to produce and validate land surface parameter products derived from spaceborne sensors. This meeting will focus on Leaf Area Index (LAI) products and will provide a forum to discuss validation methods, protocols and opportunities for international collaboration. Issues to be discussed will include a review of current LAI validation activities and the identification potential gaps.

Location: Frascati, Italy
Contact: Jeff Privette, NASA/GSFC
Tel: 301-614-6630
Fax: 301-614-6695

Terrestrial Carbon Observation (TCO) - In situ terrestrial carbon observations
June 5-8, 2001 - hosted by GTOS

This workshop is aimed at preparing for systematic global observations of the terrestrial carbon sources and sinks. Further development of the in situ component by addressing how it can best contribute - in terms of data, analysis, networking etc. - to the global system will be discussed. Participants will represent programs at various levels: global, continental and regional, as well as some national programmes. It is hoped that opportunities for enhanced collaboration and specific new actions to develop the in situ component of TCO will emerge that will not only assist scientific efforts but also national efforts to assess carbon stocks and fluxes.

Location: Rome, Italy
Contact: Jeff Tschirley, GTOS
Tel: 39 06 5705 3450
Fax: 39 06 5705 3369

May 2001

3rd International Workshop on Remote Sensing and GIS applications to Forest Fire Management
EARSel. Special Interest Group on Forest Fires and GOFC-GOLD Fire Programme
Venue: Paris, France
Date: 17-18 May 2001
Contact: Dr. Emilio Chuvieco

GOFC presentation/discussion during this workshop.

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March 2001 

GOFC-WGISS Test Facility (WTF) Technical meeting
Mar. 12-15, 2001 - hosted by ESA/ESRIN

Co-sponsored by WGISS and GOFC-GOLD, the WGISS Test Facility has been established to prototype and demonstrate the use of interoperable data and services. The purpose of this meeting will be to conduct technology integration of the WTF-GOFC prototypes across new implemented interfaces and servers. Resolving any implementation issues and identifying new GOFC requirements for the future OGC testbeds will also be addressed.

Location: Frascati, Italy
Contact: Yonsook Enloe, NASA/SGT
Tel: 704-243-2085
Fax: 704-243-2150

February 2001 

GOFC-GOLD Regional Forest Fire Monitoring and Mapping Workshop
Feb. 20-21, 2001 - hosted by NASDA/EORC
This meeting will bring together data producers as well as users of scientific data to discuss Southeast Asia's regional needs and capabilities for satellite-based fire monitoring. Attendees will assess national and regional fire information needs and attempt to match these user needs with current capabilities.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Shin-ichi Sobue, NASDA
Tel: (81-3-3438-6344
Fax: 81-3-5401-8702

Internet Workshop 2001 (IWS2001)
Feb. 22, 2001 - hosted by National Center of Sciences
Co-sponsored by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) and the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST). IWS2001 is promoting interdisciplinary co-operation between research in next generation Internet technologies with applications in fields such as; agriculture, earth environment, medicine, digital library, and education, by using key technologies and products. As part of IWS2001, GOFC-GOLD will be the main focus of the IWS2001 Natural Resource Sessions; various GOFC-GOLD initiatives and activities will be discussed.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Shin-ichi Sobue, NASDA
Tel: 81-3-3438-6344
Fax: 81-3-5401-8702

GOFC-GOLD-WGISS Test Facility (WTF) meeting
Feb. 23, 2001 - hosted by NASDA/EORC
One of the main objectives of this meeting is to discuss with Southeast Asia scientists the creation of a plan for implementing a GOFC Asian Project. Discussions about issues raised at the earlier two meetings, running demos, and NASDA requirements will also be part of this meeting.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Shin-ichi Sobue, NASDA
Tel: 81-3-3438-6344
Fax: 81-3-5401-8702
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