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.
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.
are welcome to contact Dr. Magnussen for further information
information on GOFC-GOLD can be obtained at: http://www.fao.org/gtos/gofc-gold.
work is complemented by two other GTOS panels - the
Terrestrial Observation Panel on Climate (TOPC) and
the Panel on Terrestrial Carbon Observations (TCO).