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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 - 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
Mountain climates
Altogether, mountain climates are characterised by a rather distinctive combination of temperature, radiation, wind and rainfall patterns, as well as a larger variability of climate, both spatial and temporal (at scales from days to seasons) compared with lowlands at the same latitude.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0701_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0701_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0701_es.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

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
TEMS (Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database)
The New TEMS database is now on line. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database (TEMS) is an international directory of sites (T.Sites) and networks that carry out long-term terrestrial monitoring and research activities. Based on a core list of 110 variables, the database provides information on the "who, what and where" of long term terrestrial monitoring for use by both the scientific... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0501_en.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
The Role of Remote Sensing in FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessment and Monitoring Programme
The need for assessment and systematic observations of forest cover and to establish and/or strengthen the necessary capacities has been strongly expressed in UNCED's Agenda 21. In keeping with its mandate FAO has executed a series of forest resources assessment projects. This paper focuses on the remote sensing approach used for the tropical part of the Forest Resources Assessment 1990 Project.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIan0001.htm

Environment - Policy and management
The use of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in addressing chronic environmentally damaging agricultural and rural development practices: Examples from Kenya and Cambodia
To support sustainable agriculture and rural development in Kenya and Cambodia, FAO carried out training for professionals with an emphasis on field situations and case studies. The application of EIA resulted in a substantial improvement in the understanding of each case and in the description of the solution to the problem in all 35 cases in Kenya and all 24 cases in Cambodia.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0016.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environmental impact assessment training for sustainable agriculture and rural development: A case in Kenya
This paper reports on the planning and delivery of a course on "EIA training for sustainable agriculture and rural development" held in 1992 in Kenya illustrating "the benefits of EIA in times of adversity", and on the results of the application of EIA principles, procedures and methods to 35 case studies in Kenya.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0012.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Report of the Workshop on Land Quality Indicators for Sustainable Resource Management
The workshop provided a technical forum to discuss issues relating to land quality indicators (LQIs) and their use by planners and policymakers. Held at FAO Headquarters in Rome in January 1996, it was attended by FAO technical staff and invited participants from the World Bank, UNEP, ISRIC, Agriculture Canada, and private consultants.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0022.htm

   


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