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 indica...
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CODE-DE – Sentinel data free of charge for everyone

DLR released the CODE-DE platform which allows easy and free of charge access to Sentinel remote sensing data: CODE-DE makes possible free-of-charge, simple access to data from the Sentinel satellites and to information products from the European Copernicus programme–including an up-to-date cloud-free mosaic of Germany, produced at EOC. The platform will also provide access ...
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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 ...
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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 da...
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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,...
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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 d...
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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 you...
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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 abst...
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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. T...
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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...
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