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USGS Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Democratic Republic of Congo
Entry ID: USGS_GFOI_Democratic_Republic_of_Congo


Summary
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 utilizing ... View entire text

Purpose: 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 ... View entire text
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Description: Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 6.82   S: -14.01   E: 32.92   W: 10.24

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: USGS Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Democratic Republic of Congo
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://lsiexplorer.cr.usgs.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-07-27
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
ACTIVE
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eros

Data Center Personnel
Name: EUGENE FOSNIGHT
Phone: 605-594-6157
Email: fosnight 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: -600.0 MB
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 605-594-6157
Email: fosnight at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-10-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-25


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