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The Forest Information from Remote Sensing (FIRS) project was presented presented at the EARSeL Conference in Basel 1995. This paper describes the development and the results achieved since then. The current status and the major ongoing activities are presented. In general, the FIRS project has developed from being a single project into a coordinating framework for several specific applications. The foundation Actions on 'Regionalization and Stratification of European Forest Eco-systems' and 'Definition of a System of Nomenclature for Mapping and for Compiling a Pan-European Forest Information System' have been completed. The SILVICS software has been developed to a full operational package. Two major research and development projects have been initiated, one by DGVI, FII 2 on forest change monitoring and, one by CEO on forest area mapping.

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Authors: FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT);KENNEDY P, JRC Ispra (IT);MCCORMICK N, JRC Ispra (IT);MÉGIER J, JRC Ispra (IT);ROY D P, University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Department of Geography, Greenbelt (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 21st Anniversary of the Foundation of EARSeL and Annual General Assembly plus EARSeL Symposium 1997, Copenhagen (DK), June 16-20, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40711 ORA
Record Number: 199710909 / Last updated on: 1997-07-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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