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  1. Land Cover for ClimateLC4Climate GFOI Capacity Building Summit Jean Parcher Project Manager U.S. Department of the Interior, International Technical Assistance Program (IITAP) Jean_parcher@ios.doi.gov

  2. International Technical Assistance Program U.S. Department of the Interior The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) • National Park Service • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service • Bureau of Land Management • Bureau of Indian Affairs • U.S. Geological Survey • Bureau of Reclamation • Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement • Office of Natural Resources Revenue

  3. Land Cover for Climate LC4Climate • Funding from USAID Global Climate Change program • Focus on Africa and SE Asia • Earth Observations Land Cover Capacity Building • Build capacity to generate 30 meter resolution land cover data from Landsat imagery • Host regional and national capacity training on interpreting, and utilizing land cover data for climate change reporting requirements (GHG, UNREDD+, LEDS). • Incorporate National and Regional Databases into high-resolution Global Land Cover Databases • Facilitate participation of local expertise for enhancing global land cover initiatives

  4. LC4Climate Scope LC4Climate is partnering with ongoing initiatives in Africa and Southeast Asia to: • Conduct technology assessment of existing land cover datasets • Improve and apply appropriate methodology for local needs • Host regional and national capacity building activities • Facilitate participation of local expertise for enhancing global land cover initiatives

  5. Activities – AfricaContinental Wide Coordiation • International Global Land Cover Workshop for Africa • Co-hosted with RCMRD, UNEP, and Tsinghua Univ., June 25-27th, 2013 Nairobi, Kenya. • Released Final Statement • Over 100 participants both from Africa, Europe, Asia, and US • GEO Working Group on Land Cover Mapping for Africa • Executive Board Chair Dr. Hussein Farah, Eastern Africa • Executive Board Representatives from Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Indian Ocean, Central Africa, and Western Africa • Major Tasks: Inventory of Land Cover datasets Applied for EC Horizon 2020 Grant for Coordination Activities • Launching of Technical Advisory Group at GEO Plenary in Gabon, Nov 2014 Includes African and International experts

  6. Activities - Africa Regional Coordination • Eastern Africa participatory workshop to evaluate USGS 30 meter land cover dataset in cooperation with RCMRD (March 2014) • Technical exchange with USGS EROS, South Africa CSIR , RCMRD, Univ. of Maryland, to improve image processing methodology and land cover change processes (July 2014)

  7. Eastern and Southern 30M Land Cover • (1) Closed Forest, (2) Open Forest, (3) Shrub lands, (4) Grasslands, (5) Croplands, (6) Barren, (7) Wetlands, and (8) Water Bodies • South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Kenya

  8. National Activities: Land Cover in Malawi (March 2014)Assessmentof Land Cover Mapping in MalawiExisting Data and Institutional FactorsFinal ReportTom Miewald (USFWS) and Phoebe Oduour (RCRMD)

  9. Planned Activities - Africa • West Africa Land Cover Change Evaluation workshop • In cooperation with AGRYMET, USGS, and UNFCCC GHG BUR Forestry and Landuse Focal points (Burkina Faso –Fall 2014) • USGS 30 meter resolution Land Cover Evaluation WS for Ivory Coast using Landsat 8 • GEO Working Group on Land Cover for Africa • Technical Advisory Group meeting – Libreville, Gabon ( Nov 2014) • Lake Victoria Basin Regional Land Cover Workshop • In cooperation with East Africa PREPARED Initiative, RCMRD, FEWSNET, USGS (January 2015) • East Africa countries – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi • National Capacity Building workshops - Malawi, Mozambique?

  10. Activities- Southeast Asia • Southeast Asia – Regional 2013 • Mekong River Commission (MRC) • “Symposium on Applying Earth Observation Satellite Data to Monitor Land Cover Change in the Mekong Basin”, Phnom Penh, August 20-21, 2013 • “Technical training using the USGS Global Land Cover methodology, software and tools for Land cover mapping of the Mekong Basin” , Phnom Penh, August 22nd – 29th, 2013 • 24 students from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia

  11. Activities- Southeast Asia • Regional • Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Working Group Technical Workshop on Integrating Forestry, Wetlands and other Land Use/Land Cover Data for Greenhouse Gas reporting (Jakarta, August 2014) • In cooperation with Silva Carbon, EPA, and LEADS • Participating countries – Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh • Final report describes capacity training needs (in review) • Vietnam • Co-hosted with MONRE, Vietnam and Wageningen University, Remote Sensing (Optical and Radar) and Land Cover change training, December 2013, Hanoi

  12. Planned Activities South East Asia • Regional 30 meter Land Cover base map in collaboration with USGS, Asian Development Bank, and MRC • In coordination with Silva Carbon, address outcome of Jakarta WS capacity training needs: • Facilitate participatory WS to build multi- institutional collaboration for land cover mapping • Advanced remote sensing land cover techncial workshops • Co-host Remote Sensing and Land Cover workshops with the new USAID SERVIR hub

  13. Opportunities & Challenges • Build integrated partnerships with UNFCCC, GEO - GFOI & Global Land Cover, Silva Carbon, GOFC-GOLD, FAO, REDD, JICA to coordinate remote sensing, land cover capacity training needs • Build regional partnerships such as USAID/NASA SERVIR hubs to support their RS and LC needs • Understanding differences in class definitions for land cover, forest cover, agricultural statistics,etc at country, regional, and global levels

  14. Needs for Implementing Capacity Training • Build institutional structures within regions and countries to design sustainable and collaborative land cover mapping change systems • Provide appropriate level of capacity training that can be sustained for long term • Integrate 30 meter global land cover with regional and country level data • Provide needed satellite imagery for land cover change products