The GlobDiversity project has kicked off! 

The GlobDiversity project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), supports the efforts of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and the GEO BON working groups on ecosystem structure and function, among others, to build a global knowledge base for terrestrial ecosystems based on satellite remote sensing observations.

The project, led by the University of Zurich, focuses on the specification and engineering of three RS-enabled EBVs:

  • Fragmentation
  • Canopy chlorophyll concentration
  • Land surface phenology

The project will define, specify and validate best algorithms for these variables. In addition, the project will conduct a feasibility study of vegetation height as an RS-enabled EBV with a focus on future satellite mission requirements.

Check out the project webpage on