START participates at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12)

IWGGMS-12

START participated at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12), which took place in Kyoto University, Japan, during June 7-9, 2016.  The goal of the workshop is to review the state of the art in remote sensing of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and CH4 from space.

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Takuya Nomoto, START Visiting Program Associate, presenting at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space

Takuya Nomoto, Visiting Program Associate, attended the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space, representing START. Around 140 people attended from 18 countries participated in the event – his presentation, titled “Building capacity to access and use greenhouse gas observations”, focused on a proposed START capacity development program focused on access to, and use of, GHG observation data and methodologies in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ), the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES). It was presented in Session 1 of the Workshop on June 7, 2016. Takuya’s presentation generated strong interest and comments from participants representing multiple organizations.

Through its partnership with the Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) project, START is part of a coordinated global effort to improve developing country access to existing data, increase scientists’ capacity to utilize and produce the data needed for research and resource management, and foster regional and international networks of scientists interested in forest cover and land dynamics.

For more information regarding the GOFC-GOLD program contact Senay Habtezion at shabtezion@start.org