Leveraging the NICFI Satelilite Data Program to improve forest management and reporting


14:00 - 15:30, Thursday 11 May 2023


Green Room


Meeting ID: 924 4687 6417
Passcode: 11867739

This side event is intended to bring together the forest community and demonstrate the value of high resolution 4.77m monthly available satellite data in improving not only reporting processes but also understanding of land use and forest management from 2015 onwards. The combination of both workshop style as well as user presentations (from forest countries) is designed to both inspire and encourage other potential users to not only see the benefit of the inclusion of such data in their reporting and management practices but also to know where, and how, such data can be accessed.

With the program team present as well as demonstrations provided on other open tools (such as SEPAL) the hope is to reduce the barriers to access and provide forest countries an opportunity to explore, enquire and discuss with the program team and UN-FAO how this data can be used and how further support can be provided to improve capacity building and enablement.


  • Charlotte Bishop / Luisa Teixeira – NICFI Satellite Data Program team
  • Erik Lindquist – FAO
  • Ximena Herrera - Ecuador
  • Somphavy Keoka – Laos PDR
  • Brenda Anicia - Uganda



Time (CEST)



14:00 - 14:05

Charlotte Bishop (KSAT)

Introduction and impact from NICFI

14:05 – 14:10

Karine Hertzberg (NICFI)

Presentation : Overview of the NICFI Satellite Data Program

14:10 - 14:25

Charlotte Bishop (KSAT)

Presentation : Demonstration of access in Open Foris tools

14:25 - 14:40

Erik Lindquist (FAO)

Presentation : Forest Countries testimonials

14:40 - 15:10

Ximena Herrera - Ecuador

Somphavy Keoka – Laos PDR

Brenda Anicia - Uganda

Summary and Q&A

15:15 - 15:30