Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

call for submissions: Sentinel 2 for Biodiversity

A call for submissions in the journal “Remote Sensing of Environment” is open targeting the use of Sentinel-2 data for a variety of topics. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services as well as other biodiversity and conservation related topics are listed on the call by the guest editors Bianca Hoersch, Benjamin Koetz, and Alan Belward: “The Sentinel-2 mission provides unprecedented multi-spectral observations with a five-day revisit at the equator, a spatial resolution of up to 10 meters and systematic global coverage of the Earth’s land surface. The operational provision of globally and temporally consistent data provided by Sentinel-2 is expected to...

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call for abstracts: AGU session on development of essential biodiversity variables

Please submit an abstract to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) session “Development of Essential Biodiversity Variables: Progress and Challenges”.  This year, the AGU Fall Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from December 11-15. Information on the session abstract and conveners are below.  Abstracts are due Wednesday, August 2, at 11:59 PM EDT and can be submitted here: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/gc/papers/index.cgi?sessionid=25109. Session Description: Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) are being developed by the Group on Earth Observation’s (GEO) Biodiversity Observation Network (BON). EBVs are those variables required to study, report, and manage biodiversity change, focusing on status and trends in...

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article: connecting earth observation to biodiversity

A very interesting article has been published by Alex Bush and others in Nature Ecology and Evolution on the use of earth observation technologies to track biodiversity as well as ecosystem functions and services. While most of the biodiversity cannot be measured by Earth observation the effectiveness of nature conservation can be reduced and even unintentionally decrease conservation effort. Alex Bush and colleagues describe an approach that combines automated recording devices, high-throughput DNA sequencing and modern ecological modelling to extract much more of the information available in Earth observation data (from the abstract). Read the full article here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0176...

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Ecology and Conservation Session at ISRSE 2017

At the ISRSE conference in Pretoria this year a session on ecology and conservation will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Amethyst Room. Mr. Matthew Breece: SATELLITE DRIVEN DISTRIBUTION MODELS OF ENDANGERED ATLANTIC STURGEON OCCURRENCE IN THE WESTERN MID-ATLANTIC TO REDUCE HARMFUL INTERACTIONS Mr. Andreas Brink: Habitat values and pressure indicators for protected areas – an integrated habitat and land cover change approach Dr. Helen De Klerk: Remote sensing training in African conservation and ecology Dr. Thomas Esch: MONITORING OF HUMAN PRESENCE AND EXPANSION IN THE SAHELO-SAHARAN ZONE – A CASE STUDY FOR NIGER BASED ON MULTI-SENSOR EARTH...

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CODE-DE – Sentinel data free of charge for everyone

DLR released the CODE-DE platform which allows easy and free of charge access to Sentinel remote sensing data: CODE-DE makes possible free-of-charge, simple access to data from the Sentinel satellites and to information products from the European Copernicus programme–including an up-to-date cloud-free mosaic of Germany, produced at EOC. The platform will also provide access to national geodata infrastructure (GDI-DE). This portal provides harmonised and standardised German geodata from a wide variety of sources. By agreement with industrial partners it is also planned to offer data from the German radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X as well as high-resolution optical images...

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