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APN Training on Forest Monitoring in Indonesia by ALOS/PALSAR

2012-06-12

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Group photo at RESTEC exhibition room.

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Trainees with their certificates.

RESTEC conducted the training on Forest Monitoring in Indonesia by ALOS/PALSAR from 28 May to 7 June, 2012. This training was a part of “Capacity Building of ALOS satellite data to support Mapping and Monitoring Deforestation and Degradation in Indonesia” project which is funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). RESTEC invited 8 trainees from the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), the Ministry of Forestry Republic Indonesia (MoF) and Landak Regency (West Kalimantan province) for this training.

During the training, the trainees understood the basic theory of radar sensor for forest monitoring and practiced how to process and analyze ALOS/PALSAR data. With the theory and techniques, they will advance their researches and operational forest monitoring efficiently.

APN has provided the fund for RESTEC, BPPT and MoF for the project ”Capacity Building of ALOS satellite data to support Mapping and Monitoring Deforestation and Degradation in Indonesia” since 2011. This project is also accepted by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).