Global Land Cover Network workshop is organized by the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
with the technical support of the United Nations Environment
and the financial support of the Government of Italy and
the Government of the Netherlands.
workshop is hosted by:
Nacional De Alta Technologia
the logistical support of the FAO Representative for Costa
The workshop will be held in the Dr Franklin
Chang Diaz Building of the Centro Nacional De Alta Technologia
(CENAT), San José, Costa Rica.5-9 December 2005.
have recently launched the Global Land Cover Network (GLCN)
with the objective to improve the availability of global information
on land cover and its dynamics, harmonizing land cover mapping
and monitoring at national, regional and global levels. GLCN
will generate essential data needed for sustainable development,
environmental protection, food security and humanitarian programmes
of the United Nations, and of other international and national
initiative will bring together national technical staff in
the field of Remote Sensing/GIS, Agriculture, Forestry, Pasture/Rangeland,
Environment, and Food Security to develop a network at the
regional and global scale to adopt the standardization of
land cover measurement methods and develop regional and global
land cover products. The collaboration will involve not only
data providers but also data users and policy-makers.
of the workshop
Training will be provided on land cover mapping
and other geo-information technologies including the Land
Cover Classification System (LCCS). These methods can be used
on both national and regional projects. The workshop will
also be used to initiate regional collaboration and GLCN projects.
workshop is intended for officials from national institutes
involved in land cover mapping from the following countries:
Countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,
Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.
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Land Cover Network (GLCN)
GLCN Programme Officer
SDRN, FAO United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Tel. (+39) 06 57056519
Fax. (+39) 06 57053369
FAO :: Global Terrestrial Observing
System - GTOS :: 28 October 2005