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Workshop on Harmonization of Forest and Land Cover Classifications using LCCS for the Asia Pacific region
 

21 September 2006

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Dear Colleagues,
Please be informed that GLCN, the MAR initiative and the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) with the financial support of the Governments of Italy, the Netherlands and Japan and the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the additional support of the Istituto Agronomico per l'Oltremare (IAO) and the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) will organize a workshop on the harmonization of Forest and Land Cover Classifications using LCCS for the Asia Pacific region. The workshop will be held in the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India , form the 4 to the 8 December 2006.

The scope of the workshop is to review the forest classifications in Asia Pacific countries and initiate discussion and dialogue on their harmonization/standardization. The workshop will provide training in use of the GLCN technologies including the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS). The purpose of the training is to assist in harmonizing and standardizing the estimation of forest cover using remote sensing among Asian countries. The benefits of LCCS in standardizing map legends will be demonstrated and participants will discuss the generation of standard classes for FRA 2010. In addition the workshop will also be an opportunity to train participants on 2D/3D data visualization techniques and information requirements of CBD 2010, like degradation (change in density), deforestation and fragmentation (based on an agreed LCCS classification).

Additional details

If you are interested in attending the workshop please refer to the additional details and application form as the Web site page: www.fao.org/gtos/meetLCCS5.html

 

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