Learning Session 11: Good Practices for Assessing Accuracy and Estimating Area of Remotely Sensed Change Maps



Posted on 23 May 2013  | 
Dr. Pontus Olofsson, research assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University.
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When: Friday, June 7, 10am EDT/1600 CEST

What: REDD+ Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) managers and policy makers often combine forest cover data from various remotely sensed sources to produce forest monitoring maps. However, it can be a challenge to keep track of accuracy estimates in these maps that have such diverse sources and conditions. 

In this learning session, Dr. Pontus Olofsson, research assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University, will addresses the fundamental protocols required to produce scientifically rigorous and transparent estimates of accuracy and area. The set of good practice recommendations provides guidelines to assist both scientists and practitioners in the design and implementation of accuracy assessment and area estimation methods applied to land change assessments using remote sensing. 

A Q+A session will follow the presentation. 

 

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Dr. Pontus Olofsson, research assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University.
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