On Wednesday 5 Feb. 2020, we hosted three webinars in English, French and Spanish on the NASA - Forest Integrity Project (FIP). Participants received in-depth training on spatial data. The webinar started with a brief recap of Training #1 on How can spatial data support national efforts to conserve critical tropical forests?, explaining what the Forest Integrity Project was and what data is accessible to the 28 countries with tropical forests. Presenters then gave an introduction to UN Biodiversity Lab, showcasing global data available on the platform. Participants learned how to log into the platform and access their country's private national space, but also how to access spatial data on tropical forest cover, human pressure, forest integrity, and forest connectivity. Participants also learned how to use the platform to run spatial analyses such as area calculations and intersections, and how to create shapefiles. Participants that followed the training are now proficient at using the UN Biodiversity Lab to visualize spatial data on tropical forests, and how to download these data for further analyses in your country.
- Recordings: English | French | Spanish.
- PowerPoint presentations: English | French | Spanish - The PowerPoint presentations are password protected but can be accessed by clicking on "read only".
- Data Access Instructions: English | French | Spanish
If you have any questions, contact Annie Virnig at firstname.lastname@example.org.