Development of a coordinated cal/val strategy across NASA and ESA biomass missions that rationalizes protocols;data sharing;and the establishment of ground-based carbon super-sites.
The Biomass team (NASA/ESA) within the LPV Subgroup of WGCV is working to determine which GEDI reference sites can fill the needs of all missions (including data access) with the results to be available Q2 2018.
The WGCV LPV biomass focus area continues to coordinate ongoing monthly multi-mission biomass cal/val telecons and encourages uptake of the published biomass protocol. The group is working to coordinate between the CEOS agencies and forest plot networks through the GEO-TREES activity. The mission teams actively coordinate on reference data collection and data sharing, and this will continue for the foreseeable future.