International training workshop on Land cover, land use, fire and water resources for arid and semi-arid region

3 September 2009

UNESCO program for Water and Development Information for Arid Lands A Global Network (G-WADI), UNESCO Almaty, Beijing and Tehran Offices in partnership with GOFC-GOLD, NEESPI and MAIRS will organize international training workshop on land cover, land use, fire and water resources for arid and semi-arid region in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 19 to 21 September 2009.

The aim of this training workshop is to transfer the technology of monitoring the land surface, wild fire and water resources by various remote sensing products, to meet the requirements for land cover and land use characterization that address the needs of users in these regions and the community of scientists working on regional environmental issues. Participants will also evaluate the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) as a tool for harmonization of available land cover products and as a basis for developing map legends for the region.

For further information on the tentative agenda, participation or logistics please contact to Natural science programme consultant: Ms Yelena Yerzakovich e-mail y.yerzakovich(at)unesco(dot)org

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