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2022 Spring Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) Kick-off Webinar

Posted on March 8, 2022 - 9:58 AM CST

Date:
4/6/2022 (Wed) - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT

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The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research CampaignGLOBE European Phenology CampaignUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) from 22 April through 22 May 2022. You can participate in the IOP by collecting as many Tree Height and Land Cover observations as you wish, using the GLOBE protocol observations and/or the GLOBE Program's app, GLOBE Observer. We are hoping to get as much concentrated data in locations from across the world to help student and professional researchers across the globe.

In 2019, NASA and UNEP signed an agreement to work together on GLOBE and UNEP activities including collaboration on environmental education, citizen science and environmental data collection and distribution. The Spring 2022 IOP will be part of the 4th year of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign and will align to the GLOBE European Phenology 2022 Spring Tree Campaign, the 25th anniversary of GLOBE Poland, and the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme. The IOP will also parallel the 50th anniversary of the NASA Landsat Program, with its 50 years of remote sensing Earth observations, and the NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission’s observations of tree height from space.

Will you join us in celebrating these milestones by taking vital tree height and land cover observations that will benefit global science research and provide important ground-based data for student and professional researchers?

 

We will be having a Spring 2022 IOP Kick-off Webinar on Wednesday, 6 April 2022. Please see the information below.

Kick-off Webinar Information

When: Wednesday 6 April 2022 @ 11:00am EDT (8:00am PDT, 3:00pm UTC, 5:00pm CET)

Where: Zoom Platform (Zoom link and connection information will be provided on Wednesday 23 March 2022 with an updated webinar invitation)

About: The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, in collaboration with the GLOBE European Phenology Campaign, United Nations Environment Programme/Global Resource Information Center (UNEP/GRID) Warsaw Centre, GLOBE Poland, and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Campaign, will be holding a special kick-off webinar for the Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP). Please join us!

Please mark your calendars! Learn more at the Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover IOP Page!

Tentative Agenda:

  • Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign Team (Brian Campbell and Peter Falcon)
    • Introduce the IOP with all logistics (including website)
  • European Phenology Campaign Team (Lenka Kleger, Bara Semerakova, Dana Votapkova)
    • Call to EPC participants to take tree heights and land cover observations
  • UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland) (Ela Woloszynska-Wisniewska)
    • About the 50 years of UNEP / 25 years of GLOBE Poland and the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (how is GLOBE supporting this activity?)
  • UNEP Personnel (TBD)
  • GPM: how and why we measure precipitation from space, impact of precipitation (too much, too little, climate change impacts) on land cover and trees (Dorian Janney)
  • Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Campaign Team (Kevin Czajkowski)
    • Importance of combining/aligning tree height, land cover, and surface temperature observations
  • Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign Team Member (Peder Nelson)
    • Aligning to Landsat’s 50 years of looking at Earth’s change over time
  • Questions from participants
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