Weston Roundtable – Global Forest Watch: Lessons from Providing Real-Time Forest Monitoring Data
Speaker: Mikaela Weisse, Deputy Director, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a free, online platform that provides satellite-based data and tools for monitoring forests. GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world with a goal of providing decision-makers with the information they need to better manage forested landscapes. In this talk, GFW Deputy Director Mikaela Weisse (UW-Madison alumna ’13, MS’15) discusses achievements and challenges in bridging forest monitoring and action.
The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability.