Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technical training for forest mapping

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is a form of remote sensing technique that is used for creating images of an object, such as a landscape. This can be used for multiple purposes, including the mapping and monitoring of forests for REDD+.

In the framework of the REDD+ for the Guiana Shield project’s training and technology transfer component, a technical training session in SAR for forest mapping is carried out with the following objectives :

  • Improve regional technical capacity on the processing of SAR images
  • Produce a SAR based map showing land cover classes for each country/state
  • Initiate collaborative work to produce coherent and unified maps over all the Guiana Shield at a regional scale.

In order to ensure maximum reach in the region, the training takes place three times in three locations with around 20 participants in each session :

  • Paramaribo, Suriname 10-14 November 2014
  • Macapá, Amapá 17-21 November 2014
  • Georgetown, Guyana 12-16 January 2015

Read more in the Terms of Reference for the SAR training in English, in Portuguese.

Overview of the training content per day : Schedule


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