Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

Workshop for Prioritizing Essential Biodiversity Variables derived from EO

Aim: An overarching goal of GEO BON is to promote more efficient ways of sharing, producing and communicating biodiversity observations and analyses at a global scale. Under the aegis of GEOBON (Task Force Remote Sensing for EBVs, WGs Ecosystem Structure, Ecosystem Function and Species Traits), ITC is pleased to host a workshop of approximately 25 recognized international experts in Earth Observation (EO) and Biodiversity with the goal to consolidate the list of prioritized Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) that can be monitored by EO. In addition, the workshop will define the prerequisites and work-flow processes to anchor the prioritized list...

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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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