EEBIOMASS virtual workshop on "Calibration / Validation"

  • Datum: 24.11.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Ort: Virtual
  • Gastgeber: Nuno Carvalhais, Stefanie Burkert
EEBIOMASS virtual workshop on "Calibration / Validation"

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16:00 – 16:10 Welcome
Nuno Carvalhais, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
16:10 – 16:40 Recommendations from the CEOS biomass validation protocol + discussion
Laura Duncanson, University of Maryland
16:40 – 17:10 ‘Biomass harmonization' activities + discussion
Neha Hunka, University of Maryland
17:10 – 17:30 joint discussion, wrap up & Outlook

If you have any further questions, please contact Stefanie Burkert for more information.

Laura Duncanson is a remote sensing scientist interested in mapping and understanding forest 3D structure. Earth's forests are incredibly diverse, both in species, function and structure, and and I am interested in how forests occupy space, and how that links to carbon stocks and cycles. Her research questions range from applied questions of algorithm development for forest biomass mapping, and ecology questions about the structural diversity of forests at a global scale.

Neha Hunka is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. She received a PhD from the University of Copenhagen in 2016, focused on the mapping of tropical forest loss and their spatio-temporal dynamics using radar satellites. At UMD, she is leading efforts towards the harmonization of satellite-derived forest biomass estimates globally. A core goal of this research is to facilitate the understanding and uptake of such maps by countries for policy reporting within frameworks of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN-IPCC). She has also previously been a scientific investigator for numerous European Space Agency (ESA) projects. A few examples include the Sen4CAP project for monitoring and reporting agricultural cycles under Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). She is also the scientific lead of the S14Amazonas project, aimed specifically at capturing deforestation and forest degradation in the moist tropical forests of the Amazon basin.

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