(11.09.-13.09.2017 – FAO, Rome, Italy)
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 was time to share and discuss our final results and methodological progress in a 3rd and final GlobBiomass User Workshop.
Until the end of August 2017 the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document was updated and first validated results from the Global Biomass Mapping Approach were expected. The Global Mapping System is fitted and the Regional Reference Maps for 2015, 2010 and 2005 including Change Maps are completed.
Significant discussion points with users were be the Validation Approach and the dissemination for the Global and Regional Mapping Products.
The 3rd Public User Workshop took place from 11.09. – 13.09.2017 at FAO in Rome, Italy.
The main scientific themes of the 3rd User Workshop:
- Discussion of the 2nd phase deliverables and milestones with external participants and the advisory board, i.e. the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD); the Regional Mapping Products and the Global Mapping Approach including Validation;
- Receive of the user feedback;
- Bring together new input to improve the already existing documents and products and the final development in the last phase of GlobBiomass.
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