Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

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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workshop: marine remote sensing & conservation

workshop: marine remote sensing & conservation The Zoological Society of London in cooperation with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Biodiversity activity (CEOS Biodiversity) have started an initiative aimed at identifying the current opportunities and challenges to the use of satellite remote sensing to support biodiversity research and conservation efforts in the marine realm. Our objective is to provide feedback to CEOS Biodiversity as to how the current set of Earth Observation satellites can help address the needs of the marine biodiversity research and conservation applications communities, while highlighting future technological developments that are urgently needed.   Enhancing use of satellite remote sensing in marine biodiversity research and conservation   This (by invitation only) workshop will be organized as a side-event to the Remote Sensing for Conservation Symposium; the workshop will occur in May the 24th, 2014.   The main aims are: to increase visibility and recognition of the issue of marine biodiversity loss, to promote use of remote sensing data associated with field information for biodiversity monitoring in marine environments, to support capacity development initiatives and awareness on use of RS-based technologies, to provide up-to-date scientific and technical guidance on how to use RS-based technologies for biodiversity monitoring in the seas, to promote standardized and harmonized monitoring methods to facilitate inter-comparisons between projects, to demonstrate to policy-makers that satellite remote sensing-based technologies can help meet the reporting requirements...

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Symposium: Remote Sensing for Conservation – ZSL 2014

The ZSL symposium on Remote Sensing for Conservation will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May 2014 at ZSL in London.¬† This symposium will highlight integrative approaches for an improved ecological understanding of the mechanisms shaping current changes in biodiversity patterns, while triggering new research directions in remote sensing science and the development of new remote sensing products.   Remote Sensing for Conservation: uses, prospects and challenges Organised by Nathalie Pettorelli, Woody Turner and Martin Wegmann   The conservation of biological diversity is a major public concern. An increasingly strong link is being built between human wellbeing and biodiversity, with the weight of scientific evidence suggesting humans depend on many aspects of biodiversity, particularly the structure and functioning of ecosystems and the services that they provide. The usefulness of remote sensing science to inform conservation biology and environmental management has been highlighted by many; however these two research communities have only recently started to coordinate their agendas. Such synchronization is key to improving the potential for remote sensing data to effectively support environmental management decisions. This symposium will illustrate how integrative approaches allow a better ecological understanding of the mechanisms shaping current changes in biodiversity patterns, while triggering innovative approaches, new research directions in remote sensing science and the development of new remote sensing products. It will also demonstrate how ecological knowledge and satellite-based information on environmental...

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