Global Forest Observations Initiative - Belize

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Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2013
Title: Global Forest Observations Initiative - Belize
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Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://lsiexplorer.cr.usgs.gov
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Abstract:
The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) is an initiative of the inter-governmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) that aims to: foster the sustained availability of observations for national forest monitoring systems; support governments that are establishing national systems by providing a platform for coordinating observations, providing assistance and guidance on utilising observations, developing accepted methods and protocols, and promoting ongoing research and development; and work with national governments that report into international forest assessments (such as the global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO) and the national greenhouse gas inventories reported to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) using methods of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). By absorbing and storing atmospheric carbon, forests play an important role in the global carbon cycle and in the moderation of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Reducing deforestation and forest degradation will help address global climate change. Emissions from forests are estimated to amount to 15-20% of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – through deforestation, forest degradation, and land use change. In an effort to reduce these emissions, national governments are making significant investments in multilateral frameworks such as the REDD+ Partnership, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank, the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), and various bilateral agreements. Determining the effectiveness of these actions, and planning future measures, depends on the capabilities of national forest monitoring systems. Robust national forest monitoring based on objective observations is widely accepted as a pre-requisite for countries to participate in international forest carbon agreements. Improved monitoring will also enhance the existing reporting frameworks of the UNFCCC and the periodic Global Forest Resource Assessments of the FAO. To operate efficiently and sustainably, national forest monitoring systems require a continuous, timely and affordable supply of observations. GEO seeks to facilitate this supply and use of forest observations through its Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI).
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REFERENCE: Acknowledgement: Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey.
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South_Bounding_Coordinate: 16.0
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > BELIZE
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Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/EROS > Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: JOHN FAUNDEEN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6092
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 707-222-0223
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: faundeen@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS_GFOI_Belize
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http://www.gfoi.org/
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Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130712
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130715
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150713
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Address: U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6092
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 707-222-0223
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: faundeen@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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