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GlobDiversity ESA call

ESA Call for Bids on GlobDiversity for the development of remotely-sensed Essential Biodiversity V...

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Global Urban Footprint data released by DLR
22 Nov

Global Urban Footprint data released by DLR

The Global Urban Footprint by DLR (Thomas Esch) has been released and provides a global coverage of urbanized areas. From the DLR website: Currently, more than half of the world’s population are urban dwell...
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WorldCover 2017 conference
18 Nov

WorldCover 2017 conference

The European Space Agency together with GEO, FAO and EU are organising the WorldCover 2017 Conference to be held at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, on 14-16 March 2017. The WorldCover 2017 Conference aims to pro...
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special session: “Ecology and Conservation” at ISRSE 2017
18 Nov

special session: “Ecology and Conservation” at ISRSE 2017

The International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) will take place next year in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa 8-12 May 2017 under the overarching theme “Earth Observation for Development an...
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special session “Earth Observation for Protected Area Monitoring and Management”
18 Nov

special session “Earth Observation for Protected Area Monitoring and Management”

The 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, hosted by the South African National Space Agency, will convene in Pretoria (Tshwane, South Africa) between 8-12 May 2017. The overarching them...
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open call: special issue on UAVs/drones in ecology
18 Nov

open call: special issue on UAVs/drones in ecology

The RSEC journal (www.rsecjournal) announced a new special issue on remotely piloted aircraft system applications in conservation and ecology (aka UAV or drones). Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) are...
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article: the role of space agencies in remotely sensed essential biodiversity variables
4 Oct

article: the role of space agencies in remotely sensed essential biodiversity variables

A new article on the role of space agencies in remotely sensed essential biodiversity variables is published in the  Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation special issue on RS-EBVs. From the abstract: “The ...
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GlobDiversity ESA call
3 Aug

GlobDiversity ESA call

ESA Call for Bids on GlobDiversity for the development of remotely-sensed Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-EBVs) on terrestrial ecosystems The European Space Agency has issued on the 29th July 2016 an ...
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Free LiDAR data for some UK cities
8 Jul

Free LiDAR data for some UK cities

The UK Environment Agency released a few hundred gigabytes of LiDAR data that provides information about building heights in some cities in England. Such data might be relevant for ecological urban studies and ...
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new 30m landcover data available
22 Jun

new 30m landcover data available

USGS in collaboration with the University of Maryland just released a new global land cover data set on 30m spatial resolution. It also provides information tree cover and bare ground (~2010) and water (2000-12...
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How do we want Satellite Remote Sensing to support biodiversity conservation globally?
14 Jun

How do we want Satellite Remote Sensing to support biodiversity conservation globally?

A publication by Pettorelli, Owen and Duncan asks "How do we want Satellite Remote Sensing to support biodiversity conservation globally?" in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. from the summary: 1. Essentia...
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conferences

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The European Space Agency together with GEO, FAO and EU are organising the WorldCover 2017 Conference to be held at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Ita...
WorldCover 2017 conference
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The International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) will take place next year in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa 8-12 May ...
special session: “Ecology and Conservation” at ISRSE 2017
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The 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, hosted by the South African National Space Agency, will convene in Pretor...
special session “Earth Observation for Protected Area Monitoring and Management”
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Conference on Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity 27-30 June 2016, United Nations Offic...
Conference on Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity
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the agenda of the conference “Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring” at ZSL in London is now finalised and all talks are ...
agenda online of the conference: Space – the final Frontier for Biodiversity?