March 12, 2020
My CLASSlite Success Story
– by Anthony C. LoBaido
I have found the course to be transformational in so many ways. First for someone like me, who has worked in 53 countries, and is also a tech enthusiast (working as a creative writer in AI for Bixby with Samsung, Google Advanced Technology and Projects Lab) and is also an eco-warrior-nature lover, I found the software to be interesting and useful. I have a much better handle on how forests should be analyzed. Data is the new petroleum after all. Consider how Lyft and Uber have disrupted the taxi industry, which existed unchanged for almost 100 years. The more data you have, the better informed you will be with your decisions.
I lived in the Yucatan for three years. More specifically, I lived in Belize and worked on forestry and other projects there. I visited the Mayan ruins in Tulum. I am better able to investigate salient environmental issues because of your wonderful course. I am able to evaluate deforestation and greenhouse gasses. Thanks to CLASlite we can penetrate the canopy. Reflectance results. Fractional cover. Forest changes in cover. These are some of the basic concepts. I also enjoyed the questions put forth at the end of the course.
As of September 2016
More than 2630 governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations (non-commercial), and academic or research institutions in 134 countries have signed up for the CLASlite course.