Compass Organized SAR Training with ICIMOD

Compass arranged a five-day long basic Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) training during March 27-31, 2022. Technical resource persons from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal participated in and facilitated the training sessions.

A total of eleven (11) participants participated in the training and enhanced their knowledge and capacity on SAR for biomass mapping. Among them, ten (10) were government officials from the Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD).

Following this training, a landcover map was produced using Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform through technical guidance from ICIMOD covering the entire except hill region of the country. A field verification was followed to improve the accuracy of the developed map. The second phase of this training is scheduled to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal.