Pontus Olofsson to speak at GFOI workshop on forest monitoring in Thailand

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January 23rd, 2014

Scientists and policymakers from across the global will gather together in Chiang Mai, Thailand next week to attend the “First Regional Workshop on Forest Monitoring” as part of the of Technical SE Asia Initiative of GEO/GFOI. The Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI) was established  by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) to assist countries in producing reliable, consistent, and comparable reports on change in forest use and associated anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions or removals. The first regional workshop in SE Asia is planned with an overall aim to support the development of a data plan to fit the needs of the participating countries in the context of UN-REDD+.

Assistant Research Professor Pontus Olofsson has been invited to present the “Methods & Guidance” document of the GFOI on the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions and removals; he will also give an invited lecture on time series-based monitoring of forest change.