With the GEDI Science Team, I am coordinating the development of the empirical footprint-level biomass models in advance of GEDI. We are collecting any coincident airborne Lidar and field measured biomass that meets our requirements.
We are depending on collaboration with the Lidar and forestry community to enable the development of our empirical biomass models before GEDI is launched. If you have access to high quality airborne Lidar, and spatially and temporally coincident field data, please email me! Together, we can finally produce the first high quality global (minus the boreal) biomass map!