Stakeholder Requirements and Policy Review

The overall objective of this task was to examine and consolidate existing capacities in EO Forest Monitoring in Europe. This required firstly reviewing and identifying the requirements in the International and European policy segments, as well as specific requirements of key stakeholders and Users. An assessment of the existing technical capacities in EO Forest Monitoring in Europe was added and consolidated via Consultative Workshops and discussions with the relevant groups. The outcomes of these activities were then used to design and prepare the main technical and organisational elements of a Copernicus REDD+ Service Component. The initial design of the REDD+ Service Component includes the identification of operational EO based forest services which were used to demonstrate methods/processes and resulting products via “Learning Exercises” to different Users in developing countries.

Work Packages

The work is organised in three different Work Packages:

  • WP 1 – Stakeholder Requirements and Policy Review
  • WP 2 – Consultation and Review of Existing Capacities in Forest Monitoring
  • WP 3 – Initial Design of Copernicus REDD+ Service – View Document