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SAR Training at Conservation International

Applied Geosolutions has partnered with the Ecosystem Analysis and Geomatics (EAG) team within Conservation International’s (CI’s) Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans to develop the EAG team’s capability to map natural capital (in both forest and non-forest habitats) using open source software, SAR, and SAR-infused data and to demonstrate the application of these data to map and monitor non-forest habitat (e.g. wetlands, mangroves, agricultural lands) in Conservation International priority landscapes.  On October 19–22, 2015, AGS scientists Dr. Nathan Torbick and Diya Chowdhury led training at CI headquarters in Washington, DC on the applications of SAR or SAR-infused data for mapping and monitoring natural capital and on how this technology and methodology could be incorporated into CI’s field programs.  The EAG team will now develop recommendations of how this new technology can be applied by CI to advance their mission of conserving natural capital for human well-being.