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GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Land Cover for Climate LC4Climate GFOI Capacity Building Summit Jean Parcher.

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1 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Land Cover for Climate LC4Climate GFOI Capacity Building Summit Jean Parcher Project Manager U.S. Department of the Interior, International Technical Assistance Program (IITAP)

2 The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Indian Affairs U.S. Geological Survey Bureau of Reclamation Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Office of Natural Resources Revenue International Technical Assistance Program U.S. Department of the Interior

3 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Land Cover for Climate LC4Climate  Funding from USAID Global Climate Change program  Focus on Africa and SE Asia  Earth Observations Land Cover Capacity Building  Build capacity to generate 30 meter resolution land cover data from Landsat imagery  Host regional and national capacity training on interpreting, and utilizing land cover data for climate change reporting requirements (GHG, UNREDD+, LEDS).  Incorporate National and Regional Databases into high-resolution Global Land Cover Databases  Facilitate participation of local expertise for enhancing global land cover initiatives

4 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 LC4Climate Scope LC4Climate is partnering with ongoing initiatives in Africa and Southeast Asia to: Conduct technology assessment of existing land cover datasets Improve and apply appropriate methodology for local needs Host regional and national capacity building activities Facilitate participation of local expertise for enhancing global land cover initiatives

5 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Activities – Africa Continental Wide Coordiation International Global Land Cover Workshop for Africa Co-hosted with RCMRD, UNEP, and Tsinghua Univ., June th, 2013 Nairobi, Kenya. – Released Final Statement – Over 100 participants both from Africa, Europe, Asia, and US GEO Working Group on Land Cover Mapping for Africa – Executive Board Chair Dr. Hussein Farah, Eastern Africa – Executive Board Representatives from Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Indian Ocean, Central Africa, and Western Africa Major Tasks: Inventory of Land Cover datasets Applied for EC Horizon 2020 Grant for Coordination Activities – Launching of Technical Advisory Group at GEO Plenary in Gabon, Nov 2014 Includes African and International experts

6 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Activities - Africa Regional Coordination – Eastern Africa participatory workshop to evaluate USGS 30 meter land cover dataset in cooperation with RCMRD (March 2014) – Technical exchange with USGS EROS, South Africa CSIR, RCMRD, Univ. of Maryland, to improve image processing methodology and land cover change processes (July 2014)

7 Eastern and Southern 30M Land Cover South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Kenya (1) Closed Forest, (2) Open Forest, (3) Shrub lands, (4) Grasslands, (5) Croplands, (6) Barren, (7) Wetlands, and (8) Water Bodies

8 National Activities: Land Cover in Malawi (March 2014) Assessment of Land Cover Mapping in Malawi Existing Data and Institutional Factors Final Report Tom Miewald (USFWS) and Phoebe Oduour (RCRMD)

9 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Planned Activities - Africa West Africa Land Cover Change Evaluation workshop – In cooperation with AGRYMET, USGS, and UNFCCC GHG BUR Forestry and Landuse Focal points (Burkina Faso –Fall 2014) – USGS 30 meter resolution Land Cover Evaluation WS for Ivory Coast using Landsat 8 GEO Working Group on Land Cover for Africa – Technical Advisory Group meeting – Libreville, Gabon ( Nov 2014) Lake Victoria Basin Regional Land Cover Workshop – In cooperation with East Africa PREPARED Initiative, RCMRD, FEWSNET, USGS (January 2015) – East Africa countries – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi  National Capacity Building workshops - Malawi, Mozambique?

10 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Activities- Southeast Asia Southeast Asia – Regional 2013 – Mekong River Commission (MRC) “ Symposium on Applying Earth Observation Satellite Data to Monitor Land Cover Change in the Mekong Basin”, Phnom Penh, August 20-21, 2013 “Technical training using the USGS Global Land Cover methodology, software and tools for Land cover mapping of the Mekong Basin”, Phnom Penh, August 22 nd – 29 th, 2013 – 24 students from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia

11 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Activities- Southeast Asia Regional – Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Working Group Technical Workshop on Integrating Forestry, Wetlands and other Land Use/Land Cover Data for Greenhouse Gas reporting (Jakarta, August 2014) In cooperation with Silva Carbon, EPA, and LEADS Participating countries – Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh Final report describes capacity training needs (in review) Vietnam – Co-hosted with MONRE, Vietnam and Wageningen University, Remote Sensing (Optical and Radar) and Land Cover change training, December 2013, Hanoi

12 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Planned Activities South East Asia Regional 30 meter Land Cover base map in collaboration with USGS, Asian Development Bank, and MRC In coordination with Silva Carbon, address outcome of Jakarta WS capacity training needs: – Facilitate participatory WS to build multi- institutional collaboration for land cover mapping – Advanced remote sensing land cover techncial workshops Co-host Remote Sensing and Land Cover workshops with the new USAID SERVIR hub

13 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Opportunities & Challenges Build integrated partnerships with UNFCCC, GEO - GFOI & Global Land Cover, Silva Carbon, GOFC- GOLD, FAO, REDD, JICA to coordinate remote sensing, land cover capacity training needs Build regional partnerships such as USAID/NASA SERVIR hubs to support their RS and LC needs Understanding differences in class definitions for land cover, forest cover, agricultural statistics,etc at country, regional, and global levels

14 GFOI Capacity Building Summit Armenia, Colombia – September 17 to 19, 2014 Needs for Implementing Capacity Training Build institutional structures within regions and countries to design sustainable and collaborative land cover mapping change systems Provide appropriate level of capacity training that can be sustained for long term Integrate 30 meter global land cover with regional and country level data Provide needed satellite imagery for land cover change products


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