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Support EO-driven forest and carbon monitoring in Central Africa for REDD

Objective

REDDiness is a development project built on an international partnership between state-of-the-art entities specialized in forest management and earth observation techniques that aims to assist Gabon and the Republic of Congo in establishing their national forest monitoring centres. With its foundations on existing EC, ESA, GMES and other international and regional projects on forest assessment, forest mapping and carbon trend estimation, the project will increase the readiness of these countries to join the carbon trade market and strengthen their capacity to negotiate potential carbon transactions. The partnership assistance will focus on transferring optimal robust spatial methods to enhance the monitoring of forest changes and enable the precise assessment of annual carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation. This will be achieved through a better operational use of existing methodologies and the introduction of innovative techniques to meet UNFCC technical requirements for measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) forest changes and associated carbon emissions. The project’s overarching objective is to assist Gabon and the Republic of Congo to accurately report on the rate of deforestation which they committed to reduce from 0.19 down to 0.10% by 2017.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

EUROSENSE BELFOTOP
Address
Oude Stationstraat 144
8700 Tielt
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 198 396
Administrative Contact
Mathieu Rahm (Mr.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 101 092,75
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Horn (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ariel Crozon (Ms.)
OBSERVATOIRE SATELLITAL DES FORETS D'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
Democratic Republic of the Congo
EU contribution
€ 80 080
Address
Rue Sergent Moke 14
Not applicable Kinshasa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Landing Mane (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL D'INVENTAIRE ET D'AMENAGEMENT DES RESSOURCES FORESTIERES ET FAUNIQUES
Congo
EU contribution
€ 40 100
Address
Avenue Charles De Gaulle, Immeuble Ibata Franck
Brazzaville
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Claude Banzouzi (Mr.)
MINISTERE DES EAUX ET FORETS
Gabon
EU contribution
€ 40 100
Address
Boulevard Triomphal Omar Bongo
2275 Libreville
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Nkoumakali (Mr.)