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Appointment of new GOFC-GOLD Chair

Dr. Anthony C. Janetos has been appointed Chair of the Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD), which is a panel of the UN-sponsored Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS).

Dr. Janetos is Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute at College Park, Maryland, which investigates the scientific, technological, economic and policy implications of climate change. He has served on several national and international study teams, including working as a co-chair of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. He also was an author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on Land-Use Change and Forestry, the Global Biodiversity Assessment, a coordinating lead author in the recently published Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and most recently a lead author in Working Group II of the IPCC. Of note, Dr. Janetos was substantially involved during the initiation of GOFC-GOLD in the late 1990s.

As the new Chair of GOFC-GOLD, Dr. Janetos takes over from Dr. John Townshend, who led the panel from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Townshend remains an active member of the GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Implementation Team.

Contact: Tony Janetos

 

GOFC-GOLD supports the development of a Latin America Remote Sensing Regional Network

GOFC-GOLD provided both technical and financial support to facilitate an initial discussion meeting on the development of a Remote Sensing Regional Network in the Latin American Region. This discussion meeting was held adjacent to the 2nd Tropical Deforestation Monitoring workshop at Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Initially this network will focus on the Amazon Basin.


Contact: Carlos Souza

 

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