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Deforestation Exposed: Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery to Investigate Forest Clearing

07 March, 9:00 – 10:00 (EST)

This webinar, organized by the World Resources Institute, provides an overview of the satellite imagery and resources available on Global Forest Watch (GFW).

Thanks to the Norwegian Government, Norway’s International Climate & Forests Initiative (NICFI) launched their Satellite Data Program in September 2020 to power projects working to reduce and reverse tropical forest loss. Under this program Global Forest Watch (GFW) users can access Planet’s high-resolution, analysis-ready mosaics of the world’s tropics to reduce and reverse deforestation, combat climate change and more.

During this webinar, we will provide an overview of the satellite imagery and resources available on GFW. We will be joined by program leads from Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) along with partners from Planet to share how this satellite imagery can help users investigate what’s happening in the world’s forests.

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We will also highlight voices from local advocacy groups and media outlets. Don’t miss presentations from Mighty Earth, Reporter Brasil and SOS Orinoco on how they use this imagery in their investigations to expose unauthorized deforestation.

This webinar is the first in a series of virtual events this year celebrating Voices of Global Forest Watch.

A decade ago, the launch of GFW ushered in a new era of accountability and transparency around monitoring and protecting the world's forests. To celebrate 10 years of impact, our Voices of Global Forest Watch series will highlight successes of GFW users, partners and community members through videos, stories and events throughout the year. This event will be hosted in English with simultaneous interpretation to Spanish.


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