workshop: marine remote sensing & conservation
The Zoological Society of London in cooperation with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Biodiversity activity (CEOS Biodiversity) have started an initiative aimed at identifying the current opportunities and challenges to the use of satellite remote sensing to support biodiversity research and conservation efforts in the marine realm. Our objective is to provide feedback to CEOS Biodiversity as to how the current set of Earth Observation satellites can help address the needs of the marine biodiversity research and conservation applications communities, while highlighting future technological developments that are urgently needed.
Symposium: Remote Sensing for Conservation - ZSL 2014
The ZSL symposium on Remote Sensing for Conservation will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May 2014 at ZSL in London. This symposium will highlight integrative approaches for an improved ecological understanding of the mechanisms shaping current changes in biodiversity patterns, while triggering new research directions in remote sensing science and the development of new remote sensing products.
Workshop: Sourcebook for biodiversity monitoring in tropical forests
The Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) Land Cover Project Office and the GEO BON in cooperation with CEOS (CEOS Biodiversity) have started an initiative aimed to develop a sourcebook on biodiversity monitoring in tropical forests. Our objective is to provide the tropical forest biodiversity monitoring community with a living document (updated every year) that reports on the methods and standards on the use of remote sensing data associated with field information, in the context of the United Nations conventions (UNCBD, UNFCCC). The first (by invitation only) workshop will be organized as a side-event at the RS for Conservation Symposium*, on May 24, 2014.
User needs assessment: EO for Biodiversity and Conservation
This survey aims to obtain information from ecologists, conservationists and remote sensing scientists working in the interdisciplinary field of remote sensing within biodiversity and conservation in order to understand the needs and challenges of remote sensing applications. Through this user needs assessment we will be able to understand the status quo and future needs. The results will be communicated to decision makers e.g. CEOS, as well as the GEO framework, e.g. GEO BON, where all space agencies and other related research organisations coordinate activities.
Workshop: Remote Sensing for Conservation
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission started the planning of a collaborative workshop on remote sensing for conservation application. A special geographical focus might be on Africa due to the existing project structure and existing information systems. The location of the workshop will be in Ispra, North Italy and being held in the fourth quarter of 2013.
CEOS SBA Biodiversity Workshop
The aim of the CEOS SBA Biodiversity Workshop was to provide feedback to the CEOS Societal Benefit Area on Biodiversity as to how satellite remote sensing (RS) can address the needs of the terrestrial biodiversity research and conservation applications communities.
The workshop revealed several challenges and opportunities regarding the use of satellite remote sensing in biodiversity research and conservation applications.
Remote Sensing Training
Training of applied remote sensing for specific aims such as conservation or biodiversity research is crucial for establishing remote sensing and GIS skills outside the remote sensing community. Several courses are taught on request globally and some are offered on a regular basis, such as ....