Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring?

This symposium will bring together leading experts in biodiversity monitoring and satellite remote sensing to discuss ways to better capitalise on this technology to monitor biological diversity globally. Societal, economic and scientific interests in mapping biodiversity, measuring how biodiversity is faring, and asking what can be done to efficiently mitigate further biodiversity loss are at an all-time high. Biodiversity is, however, a complex, multidimensional concept that has proven hard to track globally. Among the variety of methodologies likely to deliver global monitoring options for capturing and understanding change in biological diversity, Satellite Remote Sensing has been highlighted as displaying considerable...

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article about multi-year fractional surface water

an interesting article about fractional surface water mapping just got published in Remote Sensing. The abstract of the article “Development and Evaluation of a Multi-Year Fractional Surface Water Data Set Derived from Active/Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Data” reads: The sensitivity of Earth’s wetlands to observed shifts in global precipitation and temperature patterns and their ability to produce large quantities of methane gas are key global change questions. We present a microwave satellite-based approach for mapping fractional surface water (FW) globally at 25-km resolution. The approach employs a land cover-supported, atmospherically-corrected dynamic mixture model applied to 20+ years (1992–2013) of...

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Biodiversity Session at the ESA Living Planet Symposium

Biodiversity Session at the ESA Living Planet Symposium Prague, 9-13 May 2016 The European Space Agency recently announced the organisation of their forthcoming Living Planet Symposium (LPS) 2016 that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 9 to 13 May 2016. The Living Planet Symposium is a major Earth Observation symposium that is organised every 3 years by the European Space Agency. The previous LPS symposia took place in Edinburgh (2013), Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). In 2013, it attracted over 1,800 participants from all continents. The LPS symposium provides a forum for EO experts to...

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