REDDCopernicus Workshop: Assessing Research Priorities for Forest Monitoring in Support of REDD+ MRV and other Initiatives, 14-15 June 2021
The REDDCopernicus project aims to define a potential future Copernicus REDD+ and Earth Observation (EO) Forest Monitoring Service Component. User and Policy needs have been identified, and available capacities which could be part of such an initiative have been investigated. The outline of what a Service Component would look like has been based on the state-of-the art in terms of EO data, methods and platforms, however there are still remaining technical challenges in EO based forest monitoring. In this context, a workshop is being organized which has the aim to to review current R&D objectives of the forest monitoring community and assess their ongoing relevance. Ultimately the workshop seeks to identify remaining gaps and promote promising concepts to help ensure research continues to move towards operational uptake in countries. The Workshop is a collaboration between the REDDCopernicus project and Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI).
The workshop will be held online on 14-15 June 2021 and will bring together research experts on Forest Monitoring to discuss current R&D topics and their relevance for Forest Monitoring, identify remaining R&D gaps, and to highlight opportunities for researchers to work together on priority topics.
There will be six key themes in the workshop: Degradation & Regrowth, Biomass, Early Warning, Uncertainty Analysis, Land Use & GHGs, and future assessments of research priorities in the tropical forest monitoring domain.
All R&D experts working on Forest Monitoring in the tropics (including country representatives, academic and research partners, NGOs, Service Providers, and space agency representatives) are encouraged to participate.
One main output from the workshop will be a list of refined R&D topics related to Forest Monitoring needs for REDD+, in order of priority, based on a clear set of criteria. The list would be provided to the European Commission as a set of R&D requirements that require a further financing.
This workshop will bring together researchers and technical experts who are interested in shaping the priorities for research on tropical forest monitoring. The workshop is open to all, and we welcome all those who can contribute as experts to the topic.
More information and a link to register for this event can be found here (PDF) and here: