USGS Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Borneo Island
Entry ID: USGS_GFOI_Borneo_Island

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Summary
Abstract: The Forest Carbon Tracking Task (GEO FCT) has been established to support countries wanting to establish national forest-change, carbon estimation and reporting systems. It will facilitate access to long-term satellite, airborne and in situ data, provide the associated analysis and prediction tools, and create the appropriate framework and technical standards for a global network of national forest carbon tracking systems. The task follows the guidelines set out by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its outputs will be available to support interested countries in their efforts to implement the Convention. The task is being carried out by a partnership of GEO member governments, key UN bodies, space agencies, the science community and the private sector.

Purpose: The GEO Forest Carbon Tracking Task seeks to:

1) Define a set of standards, methods and requirements that future spatially explicit National Forest Monitoring and Carbon Accounting Systems could adopt, to provide the most accurate results relying on the full potential of existing observational and processing capabilities.
2) Coordinate the use of data from current and planned Earth ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Forest Carbon Tracking (FCT) home page.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 8.2   S: -5.32   E: 121.3   W: 107.27

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: USGS Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Borneo Island
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://lsiexplorer.cr.usgs.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-09-05
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 30m
Longitude Resolution: 30m
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOHN FAUNDEEN
Phone: 605-594-6092
Fax: 707-222-0223
Email: faundeen at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Via Internet
Distribution Size: 200-600 megabytes
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 605-594-6092
Fax: 707-222-0223
Email: faundeen at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA
Publications/References
Acknowledgement:

Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-10-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-22
Future DIF Review Date: 2014-10-15
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