Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

special session: “Ecology and Conservation” at ISRSE 2017

The International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) will take place next year in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa 8-12 May 2017 under the overarching theme “Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation to a Changing World” A special session on “Ecology and Conservation” is organized and abstract can be submitted before November 24th. Please submit your abstract via this link and choose the respective special session: https://confmanage.eventsair.com/isrse-37/invited-session-presentation-portal Session description and goal Remote sensing is an important tool for improving our understanding of ecological condition and trends, along with drivers of biodiversity change such as human expansions. It is also...

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special session “Earth Observation for Protected Area Monitoring and Management”

The 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, hosted by the South African National Space Agency, will convene in Pretoria (Tshwane, South Africa) between 8-12 May 2017. The overarching theme of ISRSE 2017 is “Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation to a Changing World” (see https://events.sansa.org.za/isrse-37). Please consider to submit an abstract for the session on “Earth Observation for Protected Area Monitoring and Management” at this symposium. Protected areas are a key mechanism for conserving biodiversity and have been shown to play an important role in protecting species, landscapes and processes. However, PAs are not isolated from the...

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open call: special issue on UAVs/drones in ecology

The RSEC journal (www.rsecjournal) announced a new special issue on remotely piloted aircraft system applications in conservation and ecology (aka UAV or drones). Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) are increasingly being used to conduct remote sensing research and applications largely due to improvements in technology, price reductions, and new rules and regulations. This special issue aims to illustrate the breadth of avenues for RPAS to inform ecology and conservation. We are particularly interested in novel applications of RPAS, and articles discussing how small (25 Kg) RPA are being used now and will be used in the foreseeable future as...

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article: the role of space agencies in remotely sensed essential biodiversity variables

A new article on the role of space agencies in remotely sensed essential biodiversity variables is published in the  Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation special issue on RS-EBVs. From the abstract: “The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) is developing the Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) as the key variables needed, on a regular and global basis, to understand and monitor changes in the Earth’s biodiversity. A subset of these EBVs can be derived from space-based remote sensing, within this paper referred to as remotely sensed EBVs (RS-EBVs). Given the global, periodic and standardized character of...

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GlobDiversity ESA call

ESA Call for Bids on GlobDiversity for the development of remotely-sensed Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-EBVs) on terrestrial ecosystems The European Space Agency has issued on the 29th July 2016 an invitation to tender for the GlobDiversity project, with an earmarked budget of 750,000 EUR and a deadline for proposal submission fixed on the 30th September 2016. GlobDiversity will conduct a set of engineering activities for the definition, specification, benchmarking, prototyping, validation, scaling up and utility demonstration of High Resolution Remotely-Sensed Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-EBVs) on the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, in support to the collaborative efforts of...

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