June 20-21, 2011

Day 1: Introductions to Community Forest Management Projects & Methodologies

9:00 - 9:30 - Introduction to the workshop and roundtable introductions (Rebecca Moore and Tanya Keen, Google)

9:30 - 10:00 Introduction to the policy context (Charlie Parker, Global Canopy Programme, via video conference)
Bottom-up data gathering, how will you collect that data, and how can the technologies help?
Indicators, safeguards and standards
How community MRV fits in with the broader system of MRV. What systems of proxies can this tie in with? In terms of verification and quality assessment and control - this could play an important role.

10:00 - 11:15 Overview of projects: Lessons from the Field - 10 minutes & 3-5 minutes Q&A
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    Project Presentations:
  • IDESAM: Surui Forest Carbon Project (Gabriel Carrero)
  • Jane Goodall Institute: Masito-Ugalle Project (Lilian Pintea & team)
  • Winrock Int'l (Felipe Casarim)
  • FAS - (Gabriel Ribenboim)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 Overview of projects (continued)
  • National University of Mexico - UNAM-CIGA (Alejandra Larrazabal, via skype)
  • Forest Trends (Rebecca Vonada & Gena Gammie)
  • OIKOS SIG - Colombia (William Laguado)
  • WRI - (Fred Stolle)
  • Univ. of Edinburgh (Ed Mitchard)

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch at Google

14:00 - 16:00 - Synthesis and distillation of the points made by different groups. Common goals, needs, challenges to current Forest MRV processes based upon the morning presentations. (Participatory facilitated session by Google & ODK & GCP)
1. What are the key data that need to be collected?
2. Who are the end users - why are we collecting this data?
3. What are the gaps and challenges?

16:00 - 16:15 - Break

16:15 - 17:00 - Participatory discussion of Outcomes & Next Steps for working group. What do people want to get out of the working group? What do people want to get out of Google? September Policy meeting. Side event at COP17 in Durban, S. Africa.?
Outcomes of Day 1: Shared understanding of methodologies, what data should be collected.

18:00 - Dinner: Bibiana Osteria Enoteca, 1.5 blocks away from the workshop location.
1100 New York Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20005-3934
(202) 216-9550

Day 2: Technologies; Gathering, Storing, Sharing Data.
How Open Source technologies currently meet the requirements of Community MRV, and what needs are still unmet?

9:00 - 10:00 - (*Optional) Intro to ODK for new FM projects. High-level overview of Build, Collect, Aggregate, Fusion Tables, Google Earth. (Gaetano Boriello and Waylon Brunette, Univ. of Washington) *Note, this session covers the basics of ODK for new projects. If you are familiar with ODK, you can arrive at 10:00.

10:00 - 12:00 - Recent Technology Developments
            Vision and Latest features of Open Data Kit  (Gaetano Boriello, Univ. of Washington, and Waylon Brunette)
New functionality of ODK Collect 1.1.7 and ODK Aggregate 1.0
Setting up an App Engine instance or local server.  
Best tools for xform creation (ODK Build or purcforms or others)
Demo of Google Gather (alpha) for trusted testers (Ginny Hunt & John Westbrook, Google)

12:00 - 1:00 - Visualizing data in Fusion Tables and data styling by buckets and columns. (Tanya Keen, Google)

1:00 - 2:00 - Lunch at Google, with a concurrent Handheld Device Showcase

2:00 - 3:00 - Open Forum: Moderated discussion on technology 
Feature requests, addressing challenges, other issues.
Practicalities - Setting up processes for forest management. 
Storing and Sharing Data (Moderated session)

3:00 - 3:15 break

3:15 - 4:30 - Discussion of Outcomes & Next Steps for working group. Closing Statements (facilitated discussion, led by Rebecca Moore).