This session presents initial findings on a research project known as “GEO4NAPS,” which seeks to measure climate adaptation using remotely sensed data products. The research team is subgroup of the NAP Technical Working Group studying monitoring and modelling in relation to adaptation. The session will be divided into four parts. First, we will share results from a review of the literature on adaptation indicators, discuss which may be identified from remotely sensed data products, and ask participants for feedback on identified and missing indicators. Second, we will present ideas on time periods over which to measure adaptation and solicit participant feedback. Third, we will present ideas on the administrative unit (e.g., district or national) over which to measure adaptation and solicit feedback. Finally, we will discuss the challenges of reconciling individual adaptation projects with coarser adaptation outcomes. We seek feedback on when participants think remotely sensed data products may inadequately capture adaptation activities and methods of integrating local ground-truthing into the model over time.
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