2nd GlobBiomass User Workshop

(31.01./01.02.2017 – VTT Espoo, Helsinki, Finland)


On 1. January 2015, the ESA Data User Element project GlobBiomass was started for a three year period. After the first two busy project phases, it is time to share and discuss our results and methodological progress with you in a 2nd  GlobBiomass User Workshop.

Until the end of the 2nd project phase in January 2017 the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document will be finalized and first results from the Global Biomass Mapping Approach will be expected. The Global Mapping System will be fitted and the Regional Reference Maps for 2010 and 2005 including Change Map are being completed (a preview is available at http://globbiomass.org/products/regional-mapping).

Significant discussion points with users will be the Validation Approach and the dissemination for the Global and Regional Mapping Products.

The 2nd Public User Workshop will take place at Otaniemi, Espoo near VTT Technical Research Centre in the vicinity of Helsinki/Finland. The workshop will start on Tuesday morning 09:00 hours and conclude on Wednesday afternoon 17:00 hours.

The main scientific objectives of the 2nd User Workshop

  • To discuss the second phase deliverables and milestones with external participants and the advisory board, i.e. the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD); the System Specification, the Regional Mapping Products and the Global Mapping Approach;
  • To receive the user feedback;
  • To bring together new input to improve the already existing documents and products and the further development in the 3rd Phase of GlobBiomass.


Please confirm your participation till 15.12.2016 to contact@globbiomass.org.

Logistic Information


A first agenda draft will be distributed soon and updated according to your possible contributions, i.e. short presentations or round-table discussions.


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