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
Overview of the training content per day : Schedule