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Science team for Landsat Data Continuity Mission includes three members of GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Implementation Team

The science team will provide advice to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on issues including data acquisition, product access and format, and promoting science opportunities for Landsat data.

Tom Loveland of the USGS will lead the science team. Curtis Woodstock of Boston University will provide expertise toward operational global monitoring of land cover change. Michael Wulder of Natural Resources Canada at the Canadian Forest Service will provide expertise in large-area land cover mapping and dynamics.

For more details
Contact: Tom Loveland

 

International Symposium on Forest and Land Cover Observations at Jena, Germany 21-25 March 2006

The GOFC-GOLD symposium included workshops on monitoring tropical deforestation for compensated reductions and monitoring boreal forest ecosystems for international conventions, as well as meetings of the land cover implementation team and regional networks.

Reports from the symposium include “Tropical Deforestation for Compensated Reductions”, “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries: Considerations for Monitoring and Measuring”, Land Cover Implementation Team meeting report and the Regional Network meeting report.

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Contact: Martin Herold

 

GOFC-GOLD supports Regional Network meetings in SE Asia and E Asia

GOFC-GOLD provided both technical and financial support to facilitate these two meetings. The meetings produced a report on the Proposed East Asia Regional Network

Report: comming soon
Contact: Michael Brady

 

GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Implementation team release report on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries

The report “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries: Considerations for Monitoring and Measuring” was initiated at the 2006 International Symposium on Forest and Land Cover Observations. The report has been submitted to the UNFCCC SBSTA committee in preparation for the COP12.

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Contact: Martin Herold


GOFC-GOLD participation in GLOBCOVER workshops

The Land Cover Implementation Team project office is advising GLOBCOVER on classification issues. The GlOBCOVER classification system will be compatible with the Global Land Cover map (GLC 2000).
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Contact: Christiane Schmullius

 

GOFC-GOLD contributes to CEOS response report to the GCOS implementation plan

Several members of the Land Cover Implementation Team participated in three drafting meetings in 2006. The report "Satellite Observation of the Climate System: The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Response to the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Implementation Plan (IP)” was released in September 2006.

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Contact: Ivan Csiszar

 

GOFC-GOLD works with FAO to develop methods and global data sets for use in the upcoming FRA 2010 Global Forest Assessment

GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Implementation team members participated in the Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) for 2010 planning meeting on 18-19 October at Washington, D.C. GOFC-GOLD is contributing methods, sampling procedures, a framework for global forest change and assessment and will advocate space based observations and radar sampling for areas with permanent cloud cover.

Contact: Martin Herold

 

GOFC-GOLD participates in North American Land Cover Summit

The North America Land Cover Summit was held on 20-22 September 2006 at Washington, D.C. Chris Justice Fire Implementation Team co leader presented the program of GOFC-GOLD.

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Contact: Chris Justice and Michael Brady

 

GOFC-GOLD helps initiate GEO Community of Practice for Forest Observations

GEO and its User Interface Committee (UIC) have started to evolve a Community of Practice for forest observations (FCP) to respond to user requirements and to address the GEO Work Plan targets and its societal benefit areas. The FCP is comprised of representatives from Canada, Sweden, Finland, and GOFC-GOLD and was established at the GEO II plenary in December 2005.

For more details
Contact: Martin Herold and Christiane Schmullius

 

GOFC-GOLD presents technical document on reducing emission from deforestation at the UNFCCC/COP 12 in Nairobi

The GOFC-GOLD coordinated technical document was presented at a joint ESA/GOFC-GOLD side event at the 6-12 November UNFCCC/COP 12 in Nairobi, Kenya. Members of the Land Cover Implementation Team distributed the technical document at an exhibition booth.

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Contact: Martin Herold and Jacqueline Sambale

 

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