Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

agenda online of the conference: Space – the final Frontier for Biodiversity?

the agenda of the conference “Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring” at ZSL in London is now finalised and all talks are listed. Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring? 29 April 2016, ZSL, London 8.30 REGISTRATION OPENS 9.00 Welcome Nathalie Pettorelli, Zoological Society of London, UK ___________________________________________________________________________________________ SESSION 1: Monitoring biodiversity globally: challenges and opportunities Chair: Nathalie Pettorelli ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 9.15 Global biodiversity monitoring: challenges, status, and paths forward Gary Geller, Group on Earth Observations, & GEO BON, Switzerland 9.45 Moving remote sensing towards application Martin Wegmann, University of Würzburg, Germany 10.15 Citizen science meets satellite...

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“Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” book

The book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” provides the background as well as working examples how to apply remote sensing within ecological research. All practical examples in this book rely on OpenSource software and freely available data sets. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is introduced for basic GIS data handling, and in-depth spatial analytics and statistics are conducted with the software package R. Readers will learn how to apply remote sensing within ecological research projects, how to approach spatial data sampling and how to interpret remote sensing derived products. We discuss a wide range of...

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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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