Research & Meetings

17th Science Team meeting - Program

March 27 (Tue.), 2012
RESTEC HQ / Kamiya-cho, Tokyo pdf file
10:00-10:15 Welcome (Masanobu Shimada, JAXA)
10:15-11:30 Background for new Science Team members
·The ALOS Kyoto & Carbon Initiative - Ake Rosenqvist, K&C coordinator
·The ALOS PALSAR mission (obituary) - Masanobu Shimada, JAXA
·The PALSAR Systematic Observation Strategy - Ake Rosenqvist
11:30-12:15 PALSAR data request and distribution procedures
·Full resolution data through AUIG - Ake Rosenqvist, for Order Desk
·PALSAR mosaics and path image request procedures and EORC product transfer procedures - Takashi Ogawa, RESTEC
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-17:00 Science Team plans for Phase-3 (20+5 minutes)
·Validation of JAXA's forest/non-forest and forest cover change maps from Amazonia and Cerrado - Edson Sano (IBAMA / Brazil)
·Forest Cover Change and Biomass Mapping in Vietnam amd Cameroon - Thuy Le Toan (CESBIO / France)
·Quantifying forest degradation and associated drivers in the Congo Basin - Aurelie Shapiro (WWF-Germany)
·Forest Resource Inventory and Monitoring for REDD+ Project in Mozambique - Pachis Mugas (NDLF / Mozambique)
·PALSAR Intensities and Coherence for Forest Cover and Change Mapping and Biomass Retrieval - Huettich / Stelmaszczuk (FSU-Jena / Germany)
·Combined Use of SAR, InSAR and Lidar for Measuring Forest Biomass and Structure in the Northeastern United States - Paul Siqueira (Univ. Mass / USA)
~17:00 Adjourn
17:30 Welcome Recetion Restaurant Platinum Fish
March 28 (Wed.), 2012
RESTEC HQ / Kamiya-cho, Tokyo pdf file
10:00-10:30 JAXA EORC global mosaic and forest mapping activities (Masanobu Shimada)
·Global forest cover and biomass mapping effort and JAXA forest mapping activities in Indonesia - M. Shimada and EORC Team
10:30-12:15 Science Team plans for Phase-3 (20+5 minutes)
·Collaborative research for forest carbon tracking in Sumatra - Musyarofah / Indriasari / Sambodo (LAPAN / Indonesia)
·Land Cover Mapping of Sulawesi using ALOS PALSAR - Darmawan Mulyanto (Bakosurtanal / Indonesia)
·Application of ALOS PALSAR for Above Ground Biomass: Estimation in several types of wetland vegetation, dryland forest and plantation forest in Indonesia - I Nengah Surati Jaya (Bogor Univ. / Indonesia)
·Data acquisition plan and status in Sumatra - Manabu Watanabe (JAXA EORC)
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-14:30 Science Team plans for Phase-3 (20+5 minutes)
·Aboveground Biomass and Carbon Stock Mapping and Changes Monitoring in the Forest of Peninsular Malaysia Using L-Band ALOS PALSAR and JERS-1 - Hamdan bin Omar (FRIM / Malaysia)
·Climate-relevant Modernization of the National Forest Policy and Piloting of REDD+ Measures in the Philippines - José Don Alban (FFI / Philippines)
·Methodology Development for MRV and Reference Emission Levels for REDD+ in Vanuatu - Francisco Tavora (GIZ / Philippines)
·The ALOS PALSAR North America mosaic - Bruce Chapman (JPL / USA)
15:00-15:30 Forest Theme project issues - Ake Rosenqvist
15:30-17:00 ALOS-2 Session
·ALOS-2 - system characteristics and development status - M. Shimada
·ALOS-2 Systematic Observation Strategy: status and plans - Ake Rosenqvist
·Open floor discussions: Science Team feed-back
~17:00 Adjourn
March 29 (Thu.), 2012
RESTEC HQ / Kamiya-cho, Tokyo pdf file
10:00-12:15 Science Team plans for Phase-3 - Wetlands
·The K&C Wetland Theme and the Global Mangrove Watch initiative: background and objectives - A. Rosenqvist
·Mangrove extent, change and structure in Africa and the Americas - Naiara Pinto (UMD / USA)
·Brief introduction to CIFOR protocols for the measurement, monitoring and reporting of structure, biomass and carbon stocks in mangrove forests - Lisa Rebelo (IWMI / Laos)
·Mangrove Watch activities in the Philippines - José Don Alban (FFI / Philippines)
·K&C Global Mangrove Watch - Richard Lucas, Ake Rosenqvist, Lisa Rebelo
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-15:00 The K&C Global Mangrove Watch - Work session
·Summary of KC#16 discussions and outcomes
·Discussions on technical / practical issues
·Draft work plan
·Joint publications
·Planning for Ramsar Convention COP-11 events
15:00 Summary and conclusions
~15:00 Closing of the KC#17 Science Team meeting