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[2009-2014]
Mapping of Tropical Humid Forests in the Republic of the Congo and the Gabonese Republic
The Republic of the Congo (RoC) and the Gabonese Republic have actively pursued the development of National Forest Mo- nitoring Systems (NFMS). The ESA supported GMES Service Element Forest Monitoring (GSE FM) REDD Programme imple- mented by a consortium led by GAF AG supported both these countries in the geo-spatial monitoring aspect of a REDD MRV system. The GSE FM REDD Project was implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Fo- rest Economy and Environment (MDDEFE) in RoC and the Gabo- nese Agency for Space Studies and Observations (AGEOS) in the Gabonese Republic. Historic forest mapping for both countries provided quantitative  gures on deforestation rates required for setting up a national Reference Emission Level.
The main objective of the GSE FM REDD Extension in both the Republic of the Congo and the Gabonese Republic was to set up a pre-operational system for monitoring forest cover and forest cover changes within the REDD framework.


































































































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