Global Baseline Data Acquisition Strategy for the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)

Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

The primary purpose of the CEOS Global Baseline Data Acquisition Strategy for GFOI is to ensure systematic and sustained wall-to-wall acquisitions of forested areas world-wide, involving a number of so called Core data streams, i.e. CEOS satellite missions that can be used free-of-charge and openly for GFOI purposes, in order to ensure that national governments have routine access to sufficient satellite data for national forest monitoring purposes and for reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and forest carbon stocks to UNFCCC under the REDD+ provisions..

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