In the framework of the participation of the FSU’s Department of Earth observation in the Kyoto & Carbon initiative – an international science collaboration led by JAXA – the ZAPÁS project was introduced to the community at the 17th K&C science meeting on March 27-29, 2012 in Tokyo. The ALOS Kyoto & Carbon Initiative is an international collaborative project forming the continuation and extension of the JERS-1 SAR GRFM/GBFM project into the era of ALOS and ALOS-2. The ZAPÁS activities will foster the development of methodology guidelines for forest and biomass mapping by SAR. More »

A public project inauguration event was held in Moscow on 22 March 2012. The meeting was hosted at the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring of the Joint Stock Company “Russian Space Systems” (NTsOMZ). The meeting aimed at informing the Russian user community about the ZAPÁS forest monitoring activities in Central Siberia. Following the ESA-ROSKOSMOS Data Exchange Agreement the main objectives for this public event was to demonstrate recent synergies of exchanging EU-Russian know-how on advanced earth observation for forestry applications. More »