5 April 2006
of the 3rd Meeting of the GOFC-GOLD Scientific and Technical
19-22 April 2005
third meeting of the Scientific and Technical Board (STB)
of the panel for Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover
Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) included three separate, but related
The first was a 2-day STB meeting to assess the progress and
new strategic directions of the GOFC-GOLD panel. This involved
an examination of the soundness of existing strategy, progress
made to date in implementation, the relation of GOFC-GOLD
to other international activities, status of Implementation
Teams and the status of Regional Networks.
The second was a 1-day meeting during which the STB participants
were joined by representatives from the East Asia region to
consider the possibilities of establishing a GOFCGOLD regional
network in East Asia.
The third event was a 1-day joint GOFC-GOLD -China symposium
on improved observations of land cover and fire for earth
science and sustainable development.
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