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GEO-GFOI-SilvaCarbon Workshop on Time Series Analysis for Forest Cover Change

Jun 01 2015
Jun 03 2015
Brazzaville
(CG)

The Second Global Forest Observations Initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-GFOI-SilvaCarbon) Workshop on Time Series Analysis for Forest Cover Change, organised by the US Government SilvaCarbon program, will be held in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, from 1-3 June 2015. The workshop aims to:

  • expose partners to different processing methods, classifications, quality assessment, and the time-derivation of spectral features;
  • improve technical knowledge regarding mapping forest change using time series system analysis; and
  • facilitate collaboration between countries in the region through capacity transfer.

JRC scientist A. Verhegghen will participate in the workshop within the framework of the ReCaREDD (Regional Capacities for REDD+) project, which aims to enhance the ability of institutions in partner countries to report on forest degradation, in a reliable and cost‐efficient manner. Her presentation on the GLOBE-TREES Approach comes under the 'Lessons learned' session on Day 2 of the workshop, and that on the JRC RecaREDD Project: The need for time series analysis for monitoring forest degradation comes under the session on Demonstration of BFAST Method for monitoring forest disturbances, on Day 3.