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How to Address a Global Problem with Earth Observations? Developing Best Practices to Monitor Forests Around the World
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Author and Affiliation:
Flores Cordova, Africa I.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Cherrington, Emil A.(Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Vadrevu, Krishna(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Thapa, Rajesh Bahadur(International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal)
Odour, Phoebe(Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) , Nairobi, Kenya, Africa)
Mehmood, Hamid(Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Bangkok, Thailand)
Quyen, Nguyen Hanh(Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Bangkok, Thailand)
Saah, David(Spatial Informatics Group, Pleasanton, CA, United States)
Yero, Kadidia(Agriculture, Hydrology and Meteorology Regional Center, Niamey - Niger, Africa)
Mamane, Bako(Agriculture, Hydrology and Meteorology Regional Center, Niamey - Niger, Africa) Show more authors
Abstract: Forests represent a key natural resource, for which degradation or disturbance is directly associated to economic implications, particularly in the context of the United Nations program REDD+ in supporting national policies to fight illegal deforestation. SERVIR, a joint NASA-USAID initiative that brings Earth observations (EO) for improved environmental decision making in developing countries, works with established institutions, called SERVIR hubs, in four regions around the world. SERVIR is partnering with global programs with great experience in providing best practices in forest monitoring systems, such as SilvaCarbon and the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI), to develop a capacity building plan that prioritizes user needs. Representatives from the SERVIR global network met in February 2017 with experts in the field of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for forest applications to envisage this capacity building plan that aims to leverage the state-of-the-art knowledge on remote sensing to enhance forest monitoring for user agencies in SERVIR regions.
Publication Date: Dec 11, 2017
Document ID:
20170011718
(Acquired Dec 21, 2017)
Subject Category: EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number: PA11A-0207, MSFC-E-DAA-TN50357
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017 Fall Meeting; 11-15 Dec. 2017; New Orleans, LA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNM11AA01A
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Portions of the document may include copyright protected material
NASA Terms: FORESTS; DEFORESTATION; REMOTE SENSING; DECISION MAKING; USER REQUIREMENTS; SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR; POLICIES; PROCEDURES; UNITED NATIONS
Other Descriptors: SERVIR; REMOTE SENSING; FORES
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