Regional GOFC Workshop
Remote Sensing of Forest Cover
in Northwestern Russia and Fennoscandia:
Integrating Satellite and in-situ Observations
June 25-27, 2001
Center for International Environmental Cooperation
of Russian Academy of Sciences (INENCO Center of RAS), St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 1. June 25, Monday
08:15 - 09:00 Registration
GOFC and Related International Programs
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome to St.Petersburg and INENCO Center
Mr. S.Ermolov - Department of Natural Resources of the Northwestern
Federal District of the Russian Federation
Dr.Yury Pykh - President of the INENCO Center.
09:15 - 09:45 A word from the sponsor - Garik Gutman
Workshop Logistics - Gennady Menzhulin, Local Organizing Committee
Workshop agenda and expected results - Olga Krankina
09:45 - 10:00 The Global Observation of Forest Cover Program (GOFC) - John Townshend
10:00 - 10:15 LUCC - David Skole
10:15 - 10:30 Overview of ESA Products for Forest Monitoring in the Region - Olivier Arino
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Plenary Session 1. On-Going Projects and Future Research Needs
Forest Cover Characteristics and Change
11:00 - 11:25 Uses of Inventory Data, Remote Sensing, and Models
to Characterize Carbon Stores and Fluxes. - Warren Cohen
11:25 - 11:50 Forest Cover and its Changes in Eastern Baltic Region Measured from
Multitemporal Landsat TM Images - U. Peterson * and T. Nilson
11:50 - 12:15 Inventory of Intact Natural Forest Landscapes in Northern European Russia -
Potapov P.V., S.A.Turubanova, A.Yu.Yaroshenko*
12:15 - 12:40 Mapping Soil Carbon: Stores and Fluxes - O.G. Chertov * and A.S.Komarov
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:25 Changes in the Northern European Forests During 1985-2001 from AVHRR Data - F.Kogan
14:25 - 14:50 The Space Monitoring of Forest Fires and the Assessment of Fire Carbon Emissions in the Russian Federation – G.N.Korovin*, A.S.Isaev, D.V.Ershov
14:50 -16:05 Coffee Break and Poster Session (5 min. introductions of each poster)
Forest Biophysical Processes
16:05 - 16:30 Assessment of Seasonal and Year-to-Year Variability of Carbon Dioxide Fluxes in the European Russia Boreal Forests: Analysis of some Results of the Eurosiberian Carbon Flux Project. – N.N.Vygodskaya* and E.-D.Schulze
16:30 - 16:55 Application of the Response Function Method for Prediction of Forest Dynamics Using Remote Sensing and Surface Measurement Data. - Y.A. Pykh and I.G. Malkina-Pykh
16:55 - 17:20 Precision and Accuracy of Modeled Attributes of Boreal Forests:
Integrating Remotely Sensed and in-situ Data. - V. Kozoderov
17:20 - 17:45 Remote Sensing Information and Modeling of Nonstationary Energy and Matter Transport Processes in Inhomogeneous Forest Cover. - A.F. Sogachyev and G. V. Menzhulin
17:45 - 18:00 Updates of Workshop Agenda and Logistics. – O.N.Krankina and G.V.Menzhulin
18:00 - Adjourn for the First Day - Reception
Day 2. June 26, Tuesday
Discussion Session 1. How to Proceed with Better Regional Coordination
and Potential Regional Science Network.
09:00 - 09:45 - Discuss experience with the tropical network within the GOFC Project, then general discusion.
Plenary Session 2. Data Requirements and Availability.
09:45 - 10:10 Use of Remote Sensing in Forest Inventory and Management Planning. - Tuomas Hame
10:10 - 10:35 Forest Inventory in Russia: Data Needs and Availability of in-situ Measurements. – R.Treyfeld
10:35 - 11:25 Coffee Break
11:25 - 11:50 The Role of Land-use Legacies in Carbon Exchange of Forest Ecosystems (Discussion paper)
11:50 - 12:15 Socioeconomic Aspects of Forest Ecosystem Protection and Exploitation:
Options for North-Western Russia. - A.A.Alimov
12:15 - 12:40 Integration of Biological and Social Science in Studies of Forest Cover
(Discussion paper) - Chris Justice
12:40 - 12:55 The Importance of Forest Types for Mapping Carbon Stores. (Discussion paper) - M.Tarasov
12:55 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:25 Studies of Hydrological Consequences of Social-Economic System Changes in Russia During the 1990s. - A. Georgiadi
14:25 - 14:50 Remote Sensing Information on Present State of Water Objects and Forest Cover
in the North-Western Russia and their Interpretation in Specialized Geoinformation Systems. - S.V.Viktorov S.V., I.A.Bychkova and L.L.Sukhacheva.
14:50 - 15:05 Interaction Between Water and Carbon Cycle (Discussion paper) - K. Kobak and N.Kondrasheva
15:05 - 15:30 Coffee Break
Discussion Session 2. Planning Regional GOFC Network
15:30 - 17:30 Discussion
17:30 - Sightseeing Tour of St.Petersburg Organized by Host Committee - schedule to be announced
Day 3. June 27, Wednesday
Plenary Session 3. Networks and Collaborative Activities
09:00 - 09:25 New Information Technologies of R&D Center ScanEx for GOFC - V.E. Gershenzon
09:25 - 09:50 US-Russia Research Networking for Data and Information Exchange: Leveraging MIRnet for Earth Science - Don Deering
09:50 - 10:10 Coffee Break.
Discussion Session 3. How to Proceed with Better Regional Coordination
and Potential Regional Science Network
A.S.Isayev and J.Townshand - Co-chairs
10:00 - 12 :40 General Discussion
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Wrap up: Where do we go from here?
Review of draft outline of Workshop summary. Recommendations, and plans for
follow-up activities - T.Hame
Concluding remarks of workshop participants.
15:00 - 17:30 Free time (Opportunity to visit The Hermitage, other museums, downtown shopping).
18:30 - Banquet
List of Posters:
1. Forest Type and Biomass Mapping Using Seasonal Response in Spaceborne
L-band SAR data. - A..Rauste and T.Häme.
2. Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS for Monitoring Forest Cover of National Parks in Northwestern Russia. - N. Malysheva.
3. Aerospace Monitoring of Forest Cover in the Oil-Shales Mining Region of North-Western Russia. - Ya.G.Semikobyla, T.A.Popova and O.B.Babenko.
4. Research and Education Case Study: The University of Michigan Joint Program in Natural Resources & Environment and Russian & East European Studies. - Bergen M. Kathleen
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