ForestWatchers a citizen project for forest monitoring

ForestWatchers a citizen project for forest monitoring

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  1. ForestWatchers a citizen project for forest monitoring

  2. Tropical forests Provide habitat for most of the world's terrestrial

    plant and animal species. Photo by Leonardo F. Freitas http://flic.kr/p/2cJCTz License: (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
  3. These ecosystems are under increasing threat! Photo by Leonardo F.

    Freitas http://flic.kr/p/3eQWSk License: (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
  4. Deforestation is responsible for almost 20% of all global greenhouse

    gas (GHG). Photo by Leonardo F. Freitas http://flic.kr/p/3eQWSk License: (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
  5. The goal: build a global network of volunteers to monitor

    forests across the world with limited means of self monitoring using a web application Photo by Kevin McGarr http://flic.kr/p/aNVsh License: (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
  6. Hackfest, Conferences, Workshops, Summits...

  7. Our starting point A collaboration with Brazil's National Institute for

    Space Research (INPE): • Leader in deforestation monitoring, • Responsible for the DETER program (Real Time Deforestation Detection System), • Trains monitoring teams from other developing countries, and • Supports open data policies. And UNOSAT, experts in delivering imagery analysis and satellite solutions. Ask volunteers to check for deforested areas in satellite images
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  13. Short-term goal Get an alpha version before the Rio+20 summit

    on global sustainability at the end of June!
  14. Thank You! teleyinex@gmail.com If you are interested to get involved,

    contact us! Daniel Lombraña @teleyinex project-citizencyberscience-coordinators@cern.ch CCC @CyberSciCentre License Icons by Gnome project except Logos