Title: The 2010 Global Forest Resource Assessment Remote Sensing Survey
Citation: Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) p. 1-4
Publisher: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC52129
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC52129
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Global concern is growing over deforestation because of its climate impacts as well as loss of biodiversity and other forest services. FAO has been reporting on the world's forests at 5 to 10 year intervals from 1946 to 2005 through the Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA). As part of FRA 2010, FAO, its member countries and partner organizations are undertaking a new global remote sensing survey of forests over the next two years. The assessment will use the Landsat Global Land Survey database to systematically sample the entire land surface of the Earth at each degree intersection of latitude and longitude. The main outcomes will be information at the global and ecozone level on changes in forest cover and land use including trends in the rate of deforestation, afforestation and natural expansion of forests from 1990 to 2005.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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