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New Report Series Now Available

The GOFC-GOLD Project Office has recently re-organized the panel documents. Primary documents are now included in a Report Series, Which includes 20 reports to date. Other Documents include publications and articles related to GOFC-GOLD, which have been published elsewhere. The documents can be found at the GOFC-GOLD Website


GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Implementation Team

The GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Implementation Team Project Office has published three newsletters to date. The most recent Newsletter Number 3 has information on the Harmonization of Global Land Cover Products workshop held in Rome. The newsletters can be found at the GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office website.


New Project Office for Land Cover Implementation Team

The new ESA GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office (GOFC-GOLD LC PO) was established in February 2004. The Project Office is located at the Department of Geoinformatics, Institute of Geography, Friedrich Schiller University at Jena, Germany. It is funded by ESA for a duration of at least 3 years. The main goals of this office are to strengthen the GOFC-GOLD framework and to:

  • coordinate, promote and fulfil the GOFC Land Cover implementation plan
  • support the European Space Agency and related projects and services.

Details can be found at: http://www.gofc-gold.uni-jena.de/


Land Cover Team Meeting at Jena, Germany

The second meeting of the GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Implementation Team (LC-IT) was held on 2-4 March 2004 at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. The meeting was organized as a "kick off" for the new ESA GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office and focused on several general objectives:

1. Inauguration of the new Project Office
2. Review and evaluation of previous accomplishments and implementation objectives of the GOFC-GOLD LC-IT
3. Discussion of efforts in global land cover mapping
4. Development of action plans for GOFC-GOLD Land Cover implementation.

Reports from the meeting are available at: http://www.gofc-gold.uni-jena.de/sites/documents.html


Canadian Institute of Forestry and Society of American Foresters

Come visit the GOFC-GOLD display at booth 402, at the Canadian Institute of Forestry and Society of American Foresters in Edmonton, 2-6 October, 2004.

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New GOFC-GOLD Executive Director

GTOS is pleased to announce that GOFC-GOLD has a new Executive Director, Dr. Michael Brady, a project leader at the Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, where the GOFC-GOLD secretariat is based. Dr. Brady currently manages the remote sensing and landscape programmes.

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 for 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 Michael for further information at: mbrady@NRCan.gc.ca

 

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