Assessment of Requirements and Capacities
The overall objective of this Task is to examine and consolidate existing capacities in EO Forest Monitoring in Europe. This requires 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 existing technical capacities in EO Forest Monitoring in Europe will be added and consolidated via Consultative Workshops and discussions/interviews with the relevant groups. The outcome of these activities are 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 an identification of operational EO based forest services which can be used to demonstrate methods/processes and resulting products via “Learning Exercises” to different Users in developing countries.
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