Operationalizing Land Monitoring
The GLAD lab aspires to generate new science insights concerning land resources, educate the next generation of remote sensing-based land change scientists, and disseminate land monitoring capabilities to operational settings nationally and internationally. The lab frequently hosts scientists and decision makers from regional institutions and government ministries to transfer knowledge about the GLAD system for land monitoring and help with operationalizing forest and land cover land use monitoring in the national and international context.
Dr. Peter Potapov from the GLAD Team recently hosted five scientists from the National Remote Sensing Department (NRSD) of the Ministry and Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi and the Forest Inventory Planning Institute (FIPI) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi. The visitors worked with the GLAD System to develop current remote sensing-based maps of forest cover, land cover and land use in the context of National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) activities. This active collaboration was initiated at an international workshop in Ho Chi Minh City in 2015 and has resulted in at least one training session per year, including remote training during the pandemic. This ongoing international collaboration is supported through the SilvaCarbon Program.
Previously, the GLAD lab has hosted staff from ADPC/SERVIR-Mekong as part of the capacity building initiative for the UMD/SERVIR-Mekong AST-2 project: “Supporting satellite-based national land cover and land use change monitoring systems in Southeast Asian countries (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam” funded by NASA. This project has contributed key input products for the Regional Land Cover Monitoring system (RLCMS) of SERVIR-Mekong.
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