Frank Martin Seifert has a background in microwave engineering and remote sensing with focus on land application and climate change. He has been working for the European Space Agency at ESRIN/Frascati, Italy since 2000 as Earth Observation application engineer. Frank Martin has been ESA’s focal point for land and forest services from local to continental scale for Copernicus, which contributed to the specification of the Sentinel-1 and -2 satellites. His current interest lies in the use of remotely sensed data supporting developing countries to measure, report and verify the status of their forests in the framework of REDD+. To maximize the information value and impact of satellite images he is working on systematic space data coordination in GEO’s Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI) and advocates for ESA Earth Observation at UNFCCC.