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The second Progress Meeting for the GSE FM Stage 2 was held in Hamburg, Germany from 4-5 April 2006. The meeting was hosted by Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl (Chair of World Forestry Institute) of SfM in Hamburg. ESA and a select group of 12 GSE FM Consortium partners presented and discussed the recent activities which included innovative developments with the presentation of a prototype GSE FM Web Portal, the INSPIRE-related activities, and the technical steps for the Service Evolution that have been initiated as well as the formalisation of the User Executive Body (UEB).
March 12, 2006
GOFC-GOLD is a coordinated international effort to ensure a continuous program of space-based and in situ forest and land cover observations to better understand global change, to support international assessments and environmental treaties and to contribute to natural resources management. The meeting focused on the current discussions post COP11-UNFCCC on the feasibility of compensation for tropical countries to reduce deforestation following the first commitment period and the role of EO in facilitating this process (ie monitoring of deforestation etc.).
The first Review Meeting of Task 4 was held in Vienna, Austria on the 23rd February 2006. It was hosted by IIASA, GAF AG and responsible TASK 4 consortium partners. The partners discussed the overall importance of the need for incorporation of new developments in EO R&D into the GSE FM service portfolio as part of improving the service delivery to the user community. This form of technology transfer will demonstrate how GSE FM can link the research communities investigations into operational systems.
The first Progress Meeting of Stage 2 was held in Rome, Italy from the 2nd to 3rd February 2006. Hosted by Telespazio, GAF AG and the entire GSE FM service community, the objective of the meeting was to report and present the latest status of the project to the European Space Agency (ESA).