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Newsletter n.8 – ECOPOTENTIAL Project – April 2018

Dear Readers, the third year of activity of ECOPOTENTIAL continues with many initiatives. We started 2018 with the ECOPOTENTIAL exhibition and workshop in Bruxelles (SPACED) and with eight new open access publications. We also continued building the Ecosystem Community of Practice, thanks to the “ECOPOTENTIAL training course on remote sensing and modelling applied to natural ecosystems” … Continue reading “Newsletter n.8 – ECOPOTENTIAL Project – April 2018”

“SPACED: Using Earth Observations to Protect Natural Landscapes” exhibition in Bruxelles

Photo exhibition: Brussels, European Parliament, Jan 8-12 2018 ECOPOTENTIAL has landed at the European Parliament in Brussels! From 8 to 12 January 2018, the Place du Luxembourg building hosted the exhibition “SPACED: Using Earth Observations to Protect Natural Landscapes”. Through the 26 exposed panels it has been possible to know more about the protected areas … Continue reading ““SPACED: Using Earth Observations to Protect Natural Landscapes” exhibition in Bruxelles”

“SPACED: Using Earth Observations to Protect Natural Landscapes”- A workshop in Bruxelles

Workshop: Brussels, ESPAY Catalunya Jan 10, 2018 On Wednesday January 10, the ECOPOTENTIAL workshop ‘Spaced: Using Earth Observations to Protect Natural Landscapes’ took place in Bruxelles at Espai Catalunya, the representative seat of the Catalan regional government. The main objective of the workshop has been to prospect the state-of-the-art of Remote Sensing as a Sentinel … Continue reading ““SPACED: Using Earth Observations to Protect Natural Landscapes”- A workshop in Bruxelles”

Ecopotential Remote Sensing Training Course Pisa, Italy, CNR Campus, Feb 19-22, 2018

The first “ECOPOTENTIAL training course on remote sensing and modelling applied to natural ecosystems”) took place at the CNR Campus in Pisa in February 19 – 23. The course was addressed to the partners and technical staff of the Protected Areas working in the ECOPOTENTIAL project. The course was oriented to the use of Remote Sensing … Continue reading “Ecopotential Remote Sensing Training Course Pisa, Italy, CNR Campus, Feb 19-22, 2018”

Protected Area from Space: a website

A new ECOPOTENTIAL service has been released! The section “Protected Areas from Space” has been added to the ECOPOTENTIAL website. It consists of  a web map server showing and delivering all satellite data and metadata produced within the project. Data can be displayed, analysed and  directly downloaded in several GIS formats. Have a look at … Continue reading “Protected Area from Space: a website”

ECOPOTENTIAL @ AGU Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, 15-17 December 2017

The ECOPOTENTIAL partner ISPRA (Italy) presented a framework for the use of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) as Essential Biodiversity Variable for the evaluation of the ecosystem services in the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem at the American Geophysical Union meeting (New Orleans, December 2017). Within the GEO session, dedicated to the ’Development of Essential Biodiversity Variables: … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL @ AGU Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, 15-17 December 2017”

Gran Paradiso Summer School – Fundamental Processes in Earth System Dynamics – Course 2018

Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics Grand Hotel, Ceresole Reale (Piedmont, Italy), 10-18 July 2018 The Critical Zone (CZ) is the support system for all terrestrial ecosystems, extending from unweathered rock to the top of any vegetation canopy. In the CZ, physical, biological, geological and hydrological processes interact at multiple temporal and spatial scales, creating complex … Continue reading “Gran Paradiso Summer School – Fundamental Processes in Earth System Dynamics – Course 2018”

An ECOPOTENTIAL Protected Area: Murgia Alta (Italy)

The Site of Community Importance Murgia Alta IT9120007 is located in Puglia, Italy, and it has an area of 1258,89 km2. The most important habitat types in this site, according to 42/93/EEC directive are # 6210(*) Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (*important orchid sites) and # 6220* Pseudo-steppe with grasses … Continue reading “An ECOPOTENTIAL Protected Area: Murgia Alta (Italy)”

An ECOPOTENTIAL Protected Area: Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem

The Mediterranean Sea is a Large Marine Ecosystem and the largest enclosed sea in the world. Its 46,000 km coastline spans many countries across three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia). Rich in marine life and other features, it is estimated to host between 4 per cent and 18 per cent of the planet’s macroscopic marine … Continue reading “An ECOPOTENTIAL Protected Area: Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem”

Snow water equivalent in the Alps as seen by gridded data sets, CMIP5 and CORDEX climate models

Terzago, S., von Hardenberg, J., Palazzi, E., and Provenzale, A. The Cryosphere, 11, 1625-1645, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1625-2017, 2017. Modifications in the water cycle, described as the continuous movement and exchange of water in its liquid, solid and vapor forms among all the components of the climate system, are among the effects of increasing temperatures. In mountain regions water … Continue reading “Snow water equivalent in the Alps as seen by gridded data sets, CMIP5 and CORDEX climate models”

Climate change may improve forest ecosystem’s capacity to retain excessive airborne Nitrogen

From the article: Historic nitrogen deposition determines future climate change effects on nitrogen retention in temperate forests. Dirnböck, T., Foldal, C., Djukic, I., Kobler, J., Haas, E., Kiese, R., Kitzler, B. 2017. Historic nitrogen deposition determines future climate change effects on nitrogen retention in temperate forests. Climatic Change 144(2): 221-235. doi:10.1007/s10584-017-2024-y. Too much Nitrogen emission … Continue reading “Climate change may improve forest ecosystem’s capacity to retain excessive airborne Nitrogen”

Understanding seasonal variations of vegetation greening and senescence in the Southern African savannas

From the article: Response of Land Surface Phenology to Variation in Tree Cover during Green-Up and Senescence Periods in the Semi-Arid Savanna of Southern Africa Moses A. Cho, Abel Ramoelo and Luthando Dziba Natural Resources and Environment, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), PO. Box 395, Pretoria, South Africa 0001, Remote Sensing 9(7), p. … Continue reading “Understanding seasonal variations of vegetation greening and senescence in the Southern African savannas”

ECOPOTENTIAL CALENDARS

The Ecopotential Communication staff published the 2018 and 2019 ECOPOTENTIAL calendars! The calendars show a different protected area each month, displaying a picture of the landscape or an iconic species, a remote sensing image and a very brief explanation of the research work made in ECOPOTENTIAL. You can download/print them/donate them/publish them and/or share them. … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL CALENDARS”

New published ECOPOTENTIAL papers!!

We are happy to announce the new publications by ECOPOTENTIAL researchers, all compliant with the Open Access Policy. They can be downloaded from the ECOPOTENTIAL Website at the page: http://www.ecopotential-project.eu/2015-08-19-15-19-29/publications.html and from the ECOPOTENTIAL publications repository PUMA: http://pumalab.isti.cnr.it/index.php/en/eu-h2020-project-ecopotential-en Congratulations to the authors!  Leruste A., Villéger S., Malet N., De Wit R., Bec B. (2018). Complementarity … Continue reading “New published ECOPOTENTIAL papers!!”