A recent technical exchange held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, brought together representatives from sixteen countries to discuss estimating emissions and removals from forest degradation.
Discussion topics included monitoring techniques using remote sensing, forest degradation reporting, and the challenges of estimating activity data and emissions factors. Multiple participants described their use of Collect Earth Online alongside other open source tools such as SEPAL and their utilization of high-resolution imagery from Planet made available with the support of Norway’s International Climate and Finance Initiative (NICFI).
To read more about the exchange, please see FAO’s post available on their website.
CEO would like to thank its ongoing funders FAO, NASA–USAID SERVIR, and SilvaCarbon, a US government program. Thanks also to CEO’s technology partners: Norway’s International Climate & Forests Initiative for funding open high-resolution data availability; Planet for providing high-resolution imagery; and the Google Earth Engine team for creating a platform for Earth science data and analysis.
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