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METART - ARTEMIS and AGROMET Data and Information
A profile of METART including links to visualize different applications such as low-resolution satellite images from the ARTEMIS archive, by product, or by country, to create graphs of satellite image time-series or to look at the weather over many parts of the world. It also contains a list of available software tools and documentation and further information about how the ARTEMIS and AGROMET dat... more
English: http://metart.fao.org/default.htm

Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)
The central mission of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) is to provide policy makers, resource managers and researchers with access to the data they need to detect, quantify, locate, understand and warn of changes (especially reductions) in the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development. GTOS focuses on five issues of global concern: 1. changes in land qu... more
English: http://www.fao.org/gtos/
French: http://www.fao.org/gtos/gtos_fr/index_fr.html

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Twenty one years of satellite derived vegetation index and rainfall-related data for Africa
A new tool, the ARTEMIS Charting Applet (ACA), consists of a very small but powerful charting programme written in Java and a file containing the statistics extracted from ARTEMIS imagery for approximately 400 zones of Africa.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0603_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0603_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0603_es.htm

Environment - Policy and management
New publication: Terrestrial Carbon Observation: The Frascati report on in situ carbon data and information
Environment and Natural Resources Series No. 5. The concept behind TCO is to focus on assembling and generating terrestrial carbon data using in situ (ground based) and satellite data in combination with a number of climate models in order to obtain a more accurate understanding of global stocks and fluxes.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0501_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0501_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0501_es.htm

New publication: Towards a GIS-based analysis of mountain environments and populations: Environment and Natural Resources Working paper no. 10
This report applies Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques and newly available geo-referenced data to understand conditions underlying poverty and hunger in the world, particularly in mountain environments.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0502_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0502_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0502_es.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
El Niņo situation and prospects: 3 December 2002
The latest "El Niņo situation and prospects" reports that there is a virtually 100% probability of El Niņo conditions to persist for the remainder of 2002 and into early 2003.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1201_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1201_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1201_es.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Environment - Policy and management
Sustainable Development - General
Challenges and opportunities for the World Summit on Sustainable Development
"Challenges and opportunities for the World Summit on Sustainable Development: FAO's perspective" was prepared as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 26 August-4 September 2002.
English: http://www.fao.org/wssd/docs/ChallengesandOpportunityfinal.doc

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
New publication: Global Land Cover Network
SD-Dimensions announces a new publication from the Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment group. Entitled "Global Land Cover Network", this publication contains the proceedings of the FAO/UNEP Expert Consultation on Strategies for Global Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_es.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
El Niņo situation and prospects: 29 July 2002
This update reports that the likelihood of an El Niņo taking place at the end of this year has risen to about 90%.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0801_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0801_en.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0801_en.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Preparation of a land cover database through remote sensing and GIS: Pilot study in Bulgaria
The Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment group publishes a special, Number 21 in the Remote sensing for decision-makers series:"Preparation of a land cover database through remote sensing and GIS: Pilot study in Bulgaria".
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_es.htm

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