Event Overview

This is a side event to the 2021 Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Plenary organized by the World Bank Group and supported by the GFOI Office.

The purpose of this event is to present the current challenges to estimating carbon stocks and dynamics via innovative technologies and to emphasize the need for extensive, in-situ data collection for calibrating remote-sensing datasets and Artificial Intelligence models.

September 7, 2021 11:00am – 1:00pm EST
 5:00pm – 7:00pm CEST
 1:00am – 3:00am AEST

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Join us on Zoom or use the meeting number: 959 8599 1139 and password: z*9BdRZvBN


The side event will consist of four presentations followed by a discussion session.


Time (CEST)


Welcome and Introductions

17:00 – 17:10

Elitsa Peneva-Reed, World Bank

Presentation 1: Assessment of Innovative Technologies and Their Readiness for Remote Sensing-Based Estimation of Forest Carbon Stocks and Dynamics 

Watch Video

17:10 – 17:25

Andres Espejo, World Bank

Presentation 2: Forest Biomass Reference System from Tree-by-Tree Inventory Data (GEO-TREES)

Watch Video

17:25 – 17:40

Mathias Disney, GEO-TREES

Presentation 3: Overview of the Implementation of Supersites of In-Situ Data Collection in Gabon and Peru

Watch Video Part 1 and Part 2

17:40 – 17:55

Sam Gill, Sylvera

Presentation 4 [video]: Mozambique’s Permanent Plots Project

17:55 – 18:10

Muri Soares, Fundo Nacional de Desenvolvimento Sustentavel Mozambique

Discussion Session

18:10 – 18:50

Moderator: Elitsa Peneva-Reed, World Bank

Wrap Up and Close of the Event

18:55 – 19:00

Elitsa Peneva-Reed, World Bank

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