June 9, 2016

Remote Sensing of Forest Cover and Change Assessment for Carbon Monitoring

In this introductory webinar, participants are provided with an overview of carbon monitoring for terrestrial ecosystems. This includes background information about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and development of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program. This course reviews products from Landsat, MODIS, and Sentinel, and other sensors commonly used for land management applications.

This course also provides information about carbon estimation techniques, and conducting accuracy assessments on these estimates. Therea are demonstrations of tools for carbon monitoring, such as NASA’s Carbon Mapper. Finally, guidance on reporting and verification of carbon estimates and the larger role of carbon markets are discussed, as well as additional guidance on resources available to participants.

Host: NASA Applied Sciences