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New GOFC-GOLD and TCO Chairmen

6 February 2003

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New GOFC-GOLD executive director
GTOS is pleased to announce that GOFC-GOLD has a new Executive Director, Mr. Bryan Lee, a research manager at the Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, where the new GOFC-GOLD secretariat will be based. Mr. Lee currently manages programmes in fire management systems, landscape management and international programmes. More info...

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 of 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 Bryan for further information at: blee@nrcan.gc.ca and further information on GOFC-GOLD on the GTOS website.

New TCO Chairman
GTOS is also pleased to announce that Prof. Shaun Quegan is the new Chairman of the Terrestrial Carbon Observation (TCO) initiative. Prof. Quegan is the Director of the Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics, Sheffield Centre Earth Observation Science, University of Sheffield, UK. More info...

Additional contact information and a short biography on Prof. Quegan are available and you are welcome to contact him directly by mail.

Gratitude goes to Dr Josef Cihlar who had lead the TCO initiative since November of 1999 and played a major role in developing TCO to its current status.

For further details of GTOS projects and activities please contact the GTOS Secretariat (gtos@fao.org) and visit www.fao.org/gtos.


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