The 2nd Training of Forest Carbon Stock Assessment Using Geospatial Technologies Project was successfully organized by APSCO from 22-28 February 2021, through a virtual platform. 18 participants from all Member States attended the course. Three distinguished experts from Australia, Bangladesh and Pakistan were invited to give lectures during the whole one-week training.
At the opening, Dr. Ferhat Fikri Ozeren, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Strategic Planning and Program Management, welcomed all participants on behalf of the Secretariat.
The courses were covering topics ranged from the introduction of hyperspectral, SAR, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing, LiDAR point cloud properties, UAS and statistical modelling to forest carbon stock mapping using remote sensing data, processing of multispectral datasets for forest biomass/carbon stock assessment, processing of hyperspectral datasets using supervised classification, pre-processing and processing of LiDAR datasets and canopy height modelling etc.
The purpose of the training was to improve Member States’ capacity building in the field of forest carbon stock. All participants enjoyed excellent lectures and had interactive practice and Q&A sessions during the course. The participants also expressed their appreciation for lecturers’ contributions and commended the efforts put in by Secretariat in organizing this effective training program.