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Project • CBA2015-04NSY-Avtar

Developing a training module to monitor forest cover and deforestation using advanced remote sensing techniques under UN-CECAR framework in support of REDD+ MRV system

The proposed research is a capacity development programme to monitor forest cover and deforestation using remote sensing techniques under the UNU’s existing University Network for Climate Change and Ecosystem Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR). It will support Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system required for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism implementation. It aims to promote and strengthen the capacity and knowledge to monitor forest cover and its changes due to deforestation. The study focused on forests in Cambodia, Sri Lanka and India. These countries come under UN-REDD+ umbrella therefore they need to establish an operational MRV system to monitor forest cover and its change required for forest carbon accounting. The programme will contribute to the APN’s science agenda by promoting sustainable forest management by implementing REDD+ mechanism. The goals of this project are: Goal 1: Support regional cooperation on sustainable forest management between Cambodia, Sri Lanka and India towards REDD+. Goal 2: Strengthening interactions among scientists and policy makers at the policy forum to provide inputs in REDD+ policies implementation Goal 3: Strengthening scientific and technical capabilities of proposed countries to monitor forest cover and deforestation by establishing MRV system required for REDD+ Goal 4: Cooperating with the UNU’s existing UN-CECAR network and other institutions such as FFPRI, JAXA, UN agencies, NGOs etc. and involvement of their experts.

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Project publications

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Assessment of rainwater harvesting sites in a part of North-West Delhi, India using geomatic tools

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Integrating ALOS-PALSAR and ground based observations for forest biomass estimation for REDD+ in Cambodia

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Anthropogenic perturbations induced groundwater vulnerability to pollution in the industrial Faridabad District, Haryana, India

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Hydrogeochemical processes controlling fluoride enrichment within alluvial and hard rock aquifers in a part of a semi-arid region of Northern India

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Potential application of remote sensing in monitoring ecosystem services of forests, mangroves and urban areas

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

An assessment of groundwater salinization in Haryana state in India using hydrochemical tools in association with GIS

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Influence of changes in watershed landuse pattern on the wetland of Sultanpur National Park, Haryana using remote sensing techniques and hydrochemical analysis

Report • 2017

Project Final Report: CBA2015-04NSY-Avtar

Conference material • 2017

Spatial Modeling and Scenario Analysis to Simulate Forest Cover in Cambodia

Book / book chapter • 2016

Tropical Forest, Geospatial Data and REDD+

Peer-reviewed publication • 2015

Climate Change Induces Variation in Groundwater Quality

Peer-reviewed publication • 2015

Geospatial and geostatistical approach for groundwater potential zone delineation