Monitoring the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – Launch of the Framework for Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM) and Dryland Restoration Initiative Platform (DRIP)

25 Jun 2021

Technology and innovation for restoration monitoring is rapidly advancing thanks to developments in geospatial technology and imagery. If deployed effectively, these technical solutions for restoration planning and monitoring can significantly scale up action on the ground and contribute to meeting the ambitious targets of the restoration, biodiversity and climate agendas.

This session highlights key solutions and ongoing challenges in dryland restoration monitoring, and closes with a soft launch of the Framework for Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM), focusing specifically on the integration and implementation of the Drylands Restoration Monitoring Platform (DRIP) developed by FAO in support of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): drylands, Drylands Restoration Monitoring Platform (DRIP), Framework for Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM), restoration, restoration monitoring, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Global

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


  • Mette Løyche Wilkie

    Director, Forestry Division, FAO

  • Julian Fox

    Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring , FAO

  • Fidaa Haddad

    Forestry Officer / Dryland Program, FAO

  • Barnabas Marwire

    Natural Resource Management Specialist, FAO – Sub Regional Office for Southern Africa

  • Yelena Finegold

    Forestry Officer, FAO

  • Karis Tenneson

    Director of the Environmental Mapping Domain, Spatial Informatics Group

  • Jeff Vincent

    Professor in Forest Economics and Management, Duke University

  • Barron Joseph Orr

    Lead Scientist , United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

  • Dominique Louppe

    Vice-chairperson, CIRAD, Committee on Forestry Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems