Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

ISRSE Biodiversity and Conservation session

Satellite remote sensing is an important tool for improving our understanding of biodiversity condition and trends, along with drivers of biodiversity change. It is also increasingly a management tool for biodiversity conservation. We will emphasize the dual potential of remote sensing for biodiversity research and conservation applications in two synergistic sessions. Our aim is to highlight the linkages between the communities and demonstrate the potential to integrate remote sensing science into the full spectrum of biodiversity research and conservation applications. The sessions will focus on the use of remote sensing for many topics, including: characterizing biodiversity patterns examining changes...

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special session at ISRSE on biodiversity

Satellite remote sensing is an important tool for improving our understanding of biodiversity condition and trends, along with drivers of biodiversity change. It is also increasingly a management tool for biodiversity conservation. We will emphasize the dual potential of remote sensing for biodiversity research and conservation applications in two synergistic sessions. Our aim is to highlight the linkages between the communities and demonstrate the potential to integrate remote sensing science into the full spectrum of biodiversity research and conservation applications. The sessions will focus on the use of remote sensing for many topics, including: characterizing biodiversity patterns examining changes in biodiversity patterns providing links between the processes driving biodiversity patterns highlighting areas of land cover change that are priority areas for conservation action designing marine and terrestrial protected areas assessing conservation success estimating the potential for the reintroduction of species anticipating human-wildlife conflicts Presentations outlining collaborations of remote sensing and biodiversity/conservation researchers are encouraged, especially those showing the potential of joint efforts. We will soon update this webpage with the speakers of this special issue Please consider to submit an abstract before October 25th 2014 to ISRSE. A variety of topics are covered. The special session on “Biodiversity and Conservation” is organized and will be chaired by Matt Hansen, Martin Wegmann, Woody Turner and Allison Leidner abstract submissions at www.isrse36.org (select theme “BIOD” and tick special sessions abstract –...

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new journal RSEC

New Open Access Journal “Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation” The journal will provide a forum for the rapid publication of novel, multidisciplinary research at the interface between remote sensing science and ecology and conservation Aims and Scope: The journal will provide a forum for the rapid publication of novel, multidisciplinary research at the interface between remote sensing science and ecology and conservation It will prioritize findings that advance the scientific basis of ecology and conservation, and promote the development of remote-sensing based methods relevant to the management of land use and biological systems at all levels, from populations...

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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. The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra is planning a workshop on Remote Sensing for Conservation with a strong focus on real-world implementation. 20 to 30 participants from different disciplines will within this by-invitation-only workshop discuss and develop options, ways and future perspectives to close the gap between remote sensing and conservation. A geographical focus might be put on Africa and its conservation challenges. The workshop is planned for the fourth quarter of 2013. More information and the results will soon be posted on the...

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survey on remote sensing for ecology 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. Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions concerning the use of remote sensing for biodiversity research and conservation applications. This survey will help improve the understanding, use and future needs of Earth observation developments for biodiversity and conservation. About the Survey This user needs assessment aims to define the current usage, needs and shortcomings of remote sensing for biodiversity research and conservation applications. This survey is being conducted by Christiane Plum for her M.Sc. thesis within the Global Change Ecology M.Sc. elite program supervised by Martin Wegmann and Allison Leidner (NASA) and in conjunction with the CEOS Biodiversity group. CEOS is the Committee of Earth Observation Satellites which coordinates civil space borne activities. The CEOS Biodiversity group aims at improving remote sensing deliverables for biodiversity and conservation. Why you should take part in this survey? We are aiming to obtain information...

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