Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

workshop on Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Functioning

On the 30th-31st of March 2017, the Geomatics Lab is hosting the Workshop “Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Functioning” , bringing together a group of researchers from GEO BON (Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network) Ecosystem Function Working Group. On the 30th the workshop will take the form of a mini-conference with public talks on the topic. We invite all interested students and researchers to attend these talks. If you cannot make it to Berlin, you are welcome to watch the full program via live stream (see below). Mini-conference on “Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Functioning” Date: March 30th 2017 Time: 10:30...

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Global Water Dynamics Data

EU-JRC released and published a Global Surface Dynamics data set based on over three million satellite scenes between 1984 and 2015. This global map is available in 30-meter resolution. The maps are available for all users, free of charge. It provides information about water occurence or water seasonality on a global scale since 1984. An interactive globe for browsing the data and its information can be accessed here: https://global-surface-water.appspot.com the main webpage by EU-JRC about this remote sensing products can be seen here:...

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Global Urban Footprint data released by DLR

The Global Urban Footprint by DLR (Thomas Esch) has been released and provides a global coverage of urbanized areas. From the DLR website: Currently, more than half of the world’s population are urban dwellers and this number is still rapidly increasing. Since settlements – and urban areas in particular – represent the centers of human activity, the environmental, economic, political, societal and cultural impacts of urbanization are far-reaching. They include negative aspects like the loss of natural habitats, biodiversity and fertile soils, climate impacts, waste, pollution, crime, social conflicts or transportation and traffic problems, making urbanization to one of...

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WorldCover 2017 conference

The European Space Agency together with GEO, FAO and EU are organising the WorldCover 2017 Conference to be held at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, on 14-16 March 2017. The WorldCover 2017 Conference aims to provide scientists and users with the opportunity to present first-hand and up-to-date results from their on-going research and application development activities by using data from past and current satellites. The outcome of the conference will help to further shape the next generation of R&D activities in the frame of ESA Earth Observation Programmes. The main objectives of the conference are: Listen and capture multi-user requirements (climate...

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