NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world in an effort to better understand these threatened ecosystems. During the past several years, researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley have developed new instruments
Measurements of the status and trends of key indicators for the ocean and marine life are required to inform policy and management in the context of growing human uses of marine resources, coastal development, and climate change. Two synergistic efforts identify specific priority variables for monitoring life in the sea:
Based on a series of NASA funded workshops to increase and improve the use of Earth observations in ecosystem services assessments, we evaluated why most there’s so little use of EO for ES given that everyone agrees it’s a good idea. We published what we learned about challenges and opportunities
Media release by the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Prof.dr. Andrew Skidmore is amongst a select group of researchers to receive a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. The ERC announced this year’s successful applications today. Andrew Skidmore, who is a professor in Spatial Environmental Resource Dynamics
Taylor and Francis’ Biodiversity: A Journal of Life on Earth will be releasing a Special Issue in May 2019 on: Remote Sensing Applications for Tracking Biodiversity. Manuscripts are due 30th January 2019 and more information on the Special Issue call can be found here.
The GlobDiversity project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and kicked off in May 2017, has just completed its first of two 14-month phases. GlobDiversity is the first project dedicated to the specification and engineering of a set of EBVs from satellite remote sensing on the function and structure
A new study program of the Keck Institute for Space Studies started in October 2018 with the goal of advancing progress towards the integration of space-based and ground-based approaches in biodiversity science. Around 30 experts in remote sensing and in-situ biodiversity research started the study during a 5-days workshop held at Caltech,
This European Space Agency (ESA) funded project 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
University of Twente (Faculty ITC) in cooperation coordinated a two week (3 – 14 July 2017) summer school which was held in the Bavarian Forest National Park and DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, and was funded by EUFAR. The summer school offered the 20 PhD students from 15 nationalities working in 10
A new paper published on the policy forum of the Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation (RSEC) open-access journal, summaries the conditions for a collective engagement of space agencies in the co-development of Essential Biodiversity Variables.