Ad Hoc Space Data Coordination Group for the Global Forest Observations Initiative
The SDCG was established at the 25th CEOS Plenary (2011) to implement the CEOS Strategy for Space Data Coverage and Continuity in Support of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) and the Forest Carbon Tracking (FCT) Task, which is now fully integrated into GFOI.
The Space Data Services Strategy Overview Document provides a brief introduction to the Space Data Services for GFOI and is a good starting point for those that wish to engage the services of the SDCG for GFOI.
Over the course of five meetings, the group has developed three main CEOS documents, as mandated in the CEOS Strategy for Space Data Coverage and Continuity in Support of the GEO Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) and Forest Carbon Tracking (FCT) Task.
The Global Baseline Data Acquisition Strategy – Element 1, 2014 Update
This document defines a strategy to provide baseline global acquisition coverage for GFOI countries. This strategy was originally endorsed at the 28th CEOS Strategic Implementation Team Meeting (SIT-28), and a 2014 update was produced for CEOS SIT-29.
The Global Baseline Data Acquisition Strategy – 2013 Implementation Report
This document is Annex B of the 2014 Update of the Global Baseline Data Acquisition Strategy – the 2013 Implementation Report.
The Space Data Services Strategy – Element 2
This document defines a selection of services that provide a case-by-case response to a country’s satellite data needs, which are not always adequately covered by the baseline strategy and which take into account national needs as well as existing/planned capacities and relationships.
Satellite Data in Support of GFOI R&D – Element 3, 2016 Update
The SDCG Element-3 Strategy is focussed on the acquisition and supply of Earth Observation (EO) data in support of GFOI R&D. The strategy comprises a single coordinated observation plan for acquisition of dense time-series, multi-sensor data (optical and SAR) over a limited number of dedicated study sites to address priority R&D topics as identified by GFOI.
SDCG 3-Year Work Plan – Work Plan
This Work Plan has been prepared to map out the activities of the SDCG for 2015-2017, covering the finalisation and implementation of the space data supply for GFOI.