The conventional forest data products of tomorrow’s MRV reports are today’s areas of research and development.

The GFOI community has developed an R&D plan which identifies priority areas where research is required to achieve its goals.  Identified priorities include: forest degradation, mapping of particular forest types (mangrove, peat forests, etc), interoperability, comparison of uncertainties associated to different forest biomass and allometrics estimation methodologies, data model integration.