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Forest monitoring Guidance and Training materials

In response to the need for technical assistance and guidance for countries to develop REDD+ MRV systems, GOFC-GOLD in collaboration with other partners, have developed a range of learning and teaching materials to enable countries to develop capacities and implement REDD+ monitoring and reporting. Read more about the development of and dissemination of these materials, which were sponsored by the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).

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REDD+ Sourcebook

A sourcebook of methods and procedures for monitoring measuring and reporting. This sourcebook aims to provide additional explanation, clarification, and methodologies to support national REDD monitoring systems. The book emphasizes the role of satellite remote sensing as an important tool for monitoring changes in forest cover, and provides clarification on the IPCC Guidelines for reporting changes in forest carbon stocks at the national level.

GFOI materials

The REDDCompass, developed through GFOI allows users to work progressively through key themes, concepts and actions of REDD+ National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV), while gaining access to a suite of GFOI methods and guidance (known as the Methods and Guidance Document (MGD)), space data resources, and training materials and tools along the way.

Training modules

14 episodes

The GOFC-GOLD World Bank REDD+ MRV training modules are now available here. The materials include video lectures (in English only), and PowerPoint slides, exercises and country examples which are available in English, French and Spanish, and can be downloaded and edited for use in capacity building settings. There are 14 lectures based on existing good practice guidance on REDD+ related forest monitoring, covering topics from REDD+ design to reporting.

Webinar series

7 episodes

The video recordings of the GOFC-GOLD World Bank REDD+ MRV webinars are available here. This series of 7 webinars took place between April and June 2017, and provides background information on key topics as well as demonstrations of tools and methodologies.

REDDCopernicus - GFOI R&D Online Workshop 14th-15th June 2021

7 episodes

The presentations which were part of the REDDCopernicus - GFOI R&D Online Workshop: Assessing Research Priorities for Forest Monitoring in Support of REDD+ MRV and other Initiatives on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th June 2021 are now available here. The objectives were to bring together research experts on FM to systematically assess current R&D progress, identify remaining R&D gaps, develop concepts to address those gaps, and finally present a priority list of gaps and actions. There were six sessions during this workshop namely; Biomass, Degradation and Regrowth, Uncertainty analysis, Early warning, Land Use and GHGs, and GFOI R&D and next steps. During the sessions invited speakers gave short pitches outlining research progress, remaining challenges, and proposed new research related to that theme.

IGARSS 2021: Tropical Forest Monitoring session

5 episodes

On Wednesday 14th July, a session on “Research Challenges and Recent Advances for Tropical Forest Monitoring" was held at the 2021 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS, https://igarss2021.com/). The Session Co-Chairs were Baudouin Desclee, Joint Research Centre - European Commission and Sarah Carter, Wageningen University.