Thursday, February 18, 2010

Workshop at the AAG Annual Meeting

Modeling REDD-Baselines Using IDRISI's Land Change Modeler

Tuesday, April 13, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Stefano Crema, Clark Labs, Clark University
Florencia Sangermano, Clark Labs, Clark University
Marc Steininger, Conservation International

Workshop Capacity: 30
Room: Lincoln Room 3

The implementation of REDD projects requires a best estimate of the deforestation and/or degradation baseline. The baseline is derived from the spatial modeling of the expected future trends of deforestation using maps of historical deforestation and biomass estimates.

Land Change Modeler (LCM) is a robust modeling tool that allows calibration, validation and the creation of maps of expected future deforestation trends. Clark Labs, in conjunction with Conservation International, has designed a REDD tool within LCM which guides the user through the steps of baseline development and directly produce tables and graphics necessary in the reporting process.

This workshop will cover the complexity of REDD baseline creation using real case studies to illustrate the process.

No comments:

Post a Comment