Dialogue on Satellite data and monitoring systems for REDD+


Date: 5th  October 2012; Location: Filmsaal, BMZ, Bonn, Germany; Time: 9:00 – 18:00


Programme (to download presentations, please click on the links below)





8:30 – 9:00



 Moderator: Reinhard Wolf, GIZ

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome and Introduction

Heiko Warnken, Head of Division 311 - Environment and sustainable use of natural resources (BMZ)


Gerd Gruppe, DLR, Member of the Board

9:30 – 10:00

Managing uncertainty and costs in REDD+ and Biodiversity inventory systems

Christoph Kleinn,

University Göttingen

10:00 – 10:30

MRV requirements for partner countries:

MRV System to support REDD+ Implementation in Indonesia/Role of Satellite Remote Sensing Data on Supporting Forest Carbon Tracking in Indonesia

Arief Darmawan, Indonesia (UKP4)

Orbita Roswintiarti, Indonesia LAPAN

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 – 11:30

MRV requirements of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Carbon Fund

Alexander Lotsch,
World Bank, FCPF

11:30 – 12:00

Global availability and coordination of remote sensing data for REDD+ monitoring through the GEO Global Forest Observation Initiative and synergies with related purposes

Frank-Martin Seifert, ESA

12:00 - 12:30

Experiences with RapidEye for REDD+ in Indonesia (Dotzauer)

Experiences with RapidEye for REDD+ in Indonesia (Siegert)

Helmut Dotzauer, GIZ

Florian Siegert, RSS

12:30 - 13:00

TerraSarX - the German tandem - insights from a public-private partnership in Ghana (Obiaw)

TerraSarX - the German tandem - insights from a public-private partnership in Ghana (Kuntz)

Steffen Kuntz, Astrium

Edward Obiaw, Forestry Commission Ghana

13:00 – 13:10

AFD’s partnership with Astrium for forest preservation in the Congo Basin

Karen Colin de Verdiere, AFD

13:10 – 13:15

Introduction into Working groups

13:15 – 14:15



14:15 – 15:30

Working group I: REDD+ best monitoring practices and uncertainty management. 
With an introduction to the Mexican Forest Monitoring System.

Frank-Martin Seifert, ESA

Introduction & moderation

Working group II: Costs of REDD+ monitoring and multiple benefits.
With an introduction to examples for costs & multiple benefits from a number of African countries.

Thomas Häusler, GAF
Introduction & moderation

Working group III: Satellite data for IPCC
reporting in the land-use sector.

With an introduction to current and future UNFCCC reporting requirements and related remote sensing applications.

Thomas Baldauf, von Thünen Institute (vTI),

Introduction & moderation

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 16:45

Plenary: Presentation and discussion of the working group results

Reinhard Wolf, GIZ

16:45 – 17:00

Outlook, final remarks

Daniel Haas, BMZ

17:00 – 18:00