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Advancing MRV Systems: Development, implementation, and it’s crucial role in addressing climate change

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Breakout 4
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sigma Room

Speaker

Prof Xiangming Xiao
University of Oklahoma

Integration of microwave, optical, and LiDAR images at high spatial resolutions for national forest resources assessment at annual scale

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Xiao is a Professor of Ecology and Remote Sensing at the University of Oklahoma. As principal investigator or co-investigator, Dr. Xiao has been involved in 68 projects receiving a total of ~US$277 millions from federal agencies since 1994. He has authored or co-authored over 400 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters (Google Scholar Citations = 35,721, h-index = 103, i10-index = 354). He was recognized as "Highly Cited Researchers" in 2021/2022 (Cross Field) and 2023 (Geoscience) by the Clarivate (Web of Science). Dr. Xiao serves as associate Editor-in-Chief for Frontiers of Earth Sciences journal. Dr. Xiao studies land cover and land use change in the world. He developed data-driven VPM, VPERM, and VTM models to estimate terrestrial carbon fluxes and water fluxes. He uses OneHealth, Planetary Health, GeoHealth, and Data Science approaches to study ecology and epidemiology of zoonotic and vector-borne infectious diseases (e.g., highly pathogenic avian influenza).
Ms Nathalie Morin
Project Manager
GeoVille Information Systems and Data Processing GmbH

BREATHE - EO-based enhancement and verification of LULUCF inventories for forest & biomass

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

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Biography

With over 15 years of experience as a senior project manager and engineer in remote sensing and GIS specialized in forestry, land cover/land use and risk mapping from local to global scales, Natalie's work more recently focuses on climate change mitigation through Earth Observation (EO)-based monitoring of greenhouse gas and forest carbon sinks. She gained a sound basis of the entire EO processing chain from data acquisition to the delivery of high quality end-user geographic information products. After starting her career in the public sector notably within the French National Forests Office and in academic research, she thrives in driving method developments towards operational services to meet stakeholders needs. Nathalie gained several management, organizational and interpersonal skills among which cross-functional team leadership, inclusive and collaborative teamwork, accountability, results focus, as well as excellent written and verbal communication in French/English.
Dr Andreas Vollrath
Forestry Officer
UN-FAO

Improved Area Estimation Technique based on the Stratification of Forest and Forest change area using a Continuous Probability Layer.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Andreas Vollrath is a remote sensing and forestry expert working at FAO’s forestry department as part of the SEPAL team. His expertise covers image processing and analysis for both optical and radar data as well as data-driven image classification and information extraction for various environmental mapping and monitoring tasks. Among other things, he is currently involved in the country support and advancement of national MRV systems for development countries.
Dr Pete Watt
Head Of Resource Monitoring
Indufor

Development of a Sustainable Framework for Monitoring Guyana's Forests

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Pete has always been keenly interested in how remote sensing technologies such as satellite imagery and LiDAR can be applied to monitoring landscapes, natural resources and land-use change. His specialities include a practical understanding of remote sensing data and its application and the design of natational and project scale monitoring and alert systems.
Miss Naila Yasmin
Remote Sensing Expert
Food And Agriculture Organization

Chairperson

Biography

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