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Date Posted: 20 May 2002
New GOFC-GOLD Executive Director

GTOS is pleased to announce that GOFC-GOLD has a new Executive Director, Dr. Steen Magnussen. A research scientist at Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where the new GOFC-GOLD secretariat will be based, Dr. Magnussen is involved in improving the scope, quality and efficiency of forest inventories.

The primary role of the GOFC-GOLD Executive Director is to maintain external and internal communication, liaise with collaborating partners, facilitate support for activities of the three implementation teams, and arrange annual meetings of the scientific and technical board. Support for this position is provided by the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Forest Service.

You are welcome to contact Dr. Magnussen for further information at: smagnuss@pfc.forestry.ca

Further information on GOFC-GOLD can be obtained at: http://www.fao.org/gtos/gofc-gold.

Their work is complemented by two other GTOS panels - the Terrestrial Observation Panel on Climate (TOPC) and the Panel on Terrestrial Carbon Observations (TCO).

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