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Title:
The GEO Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI): Progress and Plans
When:
Tuesday 10 November 2015
  (09h00-13h00)
Where:
SRE: Room Genaro Estrada
Organizers:   
GFOI Team
Abstract:

GFOI is led by the GFOI Lead Team (FAO, CEOS, Australia, Norway and the USA) and is advised by an Advisory Committee. The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) has been established to foster the supply and use of space data to countries as part of developing national forest monitoring systems. The work of GFOI is undertaken by five components (see www.gfoi.org for more detailed descriptions of themes and related documents. The purpose of this workshops is to present to, and receive feedback from, GEO Members, Participating Organizations and collaborators on the status and progress towards the five pillars of GEO:

Preliminary Agenda

  1. Methods & Guidance Documentation (Australia Lead)
  2. Coordination of Satellite Data Supply (CEOS Lead)
  3. Capacity Building (U.S. Lead)
  4. R&D Plan (GOFC-GOLD Lead)
  5. Administration and Coordination

Information on data systems and tools will also be presented and demonstrated.

Contact:
Douglas Muchoney  (dmuchoney@usgs.gov)