The final meeting of GlobDiversity took place on 4 September, with an open session in the afternoon when the project team presented the results of the project. Over 50 people attended to hear presentations about the overall project achievements, users handbook, four use case demonstrations, upscaling activity, and a roadmap for building on the work on RS-enabled Essential Biodiversity Variables in the future. A recording of these presentations is available here.
In support of the collaborative efforts of CBD, IPBES and GEO BON to build a knowledge system on the state of and changes to biodiversity, the ESA-funded GlobDiversity project engineered retrieval algorithms of remote sensing variables on the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, referred to as Remote Sensing enabled Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-enabled EBVs).
The project developed 3 RS-enabled EBVs (Land Surface Phenology, Canopy Chlorophyll Content and Ecosystem Fragmentation) with testing on 10 pilot sites selected in key terrestrial biomes, and a scaling-up demonstration on EO exploitation platforms at country scale.
We would like to invite you to the public presentation and share results and experiences with you. Please join our virtual meeting which will take place on 4 September 2020 – 14:00-16:00 CEST on Zoom.
Download invitation: GlobDiversity Invitation: Public Final Presentation
GlobDiversity hosted a virtual workshop with global experts in dynamic vegetation modelling to explore the utility of EBVs in vegetation models and more broadly on how EBVs fit in their modelling frameworks. !
In this November 2018 issue of our GlobDiversity newsletter you will find out about the latest events and news from the project and a profile of our wetland pilot sites. In addition we present the first results from our RS-enabled EBV, Land Surface Phenology, and provide a summary of phase 1 of the project. You can find previous issues of our newsletter here. !
The GlobDiversity project is actively promoting the use of LIDAR for Essential Biodiversity Variables!
There will be a special session on RS-enabled EBVs and biodiversity at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2018 conference, co-chaired by Prof. Andrew Skidmore, Dr. Nicholas Coops, Dr. Uta Heiden and Dr. Allison Leidner. !
From the 7th to the 9th of February, 2018 a group of international experts discussed definitions and specifications of the four studied RS-enabled EBVs at the University of Zurich !
The abstracts for the 32 funded NASA GEO projects are now available. !