Michigan State University, East Lansing, United States
This project started in May 1,2000. The objectives of this project are 1) to support the GOFC project by providing new data and data products for the world’s tropical forests, 2) to evaluate the application of data and products to tropical forest management needs through collaboration with several forestry management agencies in tropical countries, coordinated through a network of collaborating scientists, and 3) to promote and strength linkages with national resource and forest management services collaborators for better dissemination of GOFC products. The primary data used are Landsat 7 ETM+ images. Last year, we organized meetings and started collaborative work in the Southeast Asia. New remote sensing products are now being developed and validated by our collaborators in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, and Malaysia.