4th Global Vegetation Workshop

Long term global monitoring of vegetation variables using moderate resolution satellites: June 16-19, 2009

A fourth global vegetation workshop at the University of Montana

The workshop was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who attended.

The presentations and posters from the 2009 Golbal Vegetation Workshop are available online.

The Programatic context for the workshop falls into three broad areas, each with its own related programs:enhanced NPP 2003

  • Global Observations through the Global Observation of Forest Cover /Global Observation of Landcover Dynamics (GOFC/GOLD) and the Integrated Global Observations of Land (IGOL)
  • Climate Science though the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and Global Terrestrial Observing System's Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate (GTOS-TOPC)
  • Societal Benefits through the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS)

Global vegetation parameters are critical for each of these three areas. The global product inter-sensor framework developed at this workshop will be submitted formally to each of these programs through their respective channels.


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