The four-day training, held from 20 till 23 April 2010 at FRIM, Kepong, aimed to expose the participants to the use of the remote sensing technology for assessing forest biomass and carbon stocks. This is in line with global concern over climate change issues and the importance of conserving forests as a reservoir of carbon.
A total of 26 participants joined the course and they included forestry officers, researchers and post-graduate students from the public and private sectors including universities in the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak.
The training module covered both the theory and practical aspects, where the participants were given theoretical understanding of the latest available technologies for assessment of biomass and carbon stocks; hands-on experience in field data collection and taught how to relate these data to the remote sensing images using computer software.
Based on the encouraging response and feedback from participants, the training may be offered as one of the courses provided by FRIM every year.