I write this after just finishing up our first online-only training session. We are setting up a sampling campaign in The Republic of the Congo together with FSC International and Marien Ngouabi University. That includes trainings across 4 countries on 3 continents!
It was great to talk through the details of the different sampling campaigns, one being the World Forest ID project that is coordinated by FSC (https://worldforestid.org/), the other being our own Timtrace project. Next week the training continues with a practical session, in which the students from Marien Ngouabi University will practice the sampling methods on trees on campus in Brazzaville. Hopefully they will be able to go to the “real” forest soon!