Newsletter n. 10 – ECOPOTENTIAL Project – October 2018

Dear Readers, We entered into the last year of the ECOPOTENTIAL project. In these last months we had a few key ECOPOTENTIAL publications, among which two are from the project’s storylines in Peneda Geres and in Negev. In this issue of the newsletter, the following papers are presented: The Storyline fron Har Ha Negev, Israel: … Continue reading “Newsletter n. 10 – ECOPOTENTIAL Project – October 2018”

Seagrass Mapping and Monitoring Using Sentinel-2 on Google Earth Engine in the Aegean and Ionian Seas

By Dimitris Poursanidis Seagrasses are traversing the epoch of intense anthropogenic impacts that significantly decrease their coverage and invaluable ecosystem services, necessitating accurate and adaptable, global-scale mapping and monitoring solutions. FORTH and DLR, in the framework of the ECOPOTENTIAL project, join forces for a new approach on satellite data analysis in the context of aquatic environment. … Continue reading “Seagrass Mapping and Monitoring Using Sentinel-2 on Google Earth Engine in the Aegean and Ionian Seas”

The Negev Highlands Protected Area: Studying ecological development under 2,500 years of human settlement

By Arnon Karnieli The Negev Highlands (“Har HaNegev”) are located in the heart of the Negev Desert and cover an area of 445 km2.  The protected area includes a national park, the UNESCO World Heritage Incense Route, and several national nature reserves established for their unique wildlife, flora, fauna, water resources, geological features, and archeological … Continue reading “The Negev Highlands Protected Area: Studying ecological development under 2,500 years of human settlement”

A new ECOPOTENTIAL paper on measuring beta-diversity by remote sensing data

Rocchini, D., Luque, S., Pettorelli, N., Bastin, L., Doktor, D., Faedi, N., Feilhauer, H., Feret, J.-B., Foody, G.M., Gavish, Y., Godinho, S., Kunin, W.E., Lausch, A., Leitao, P.J., Marcantonio, M., Neteler, M., Ricotta, C., Schmidtlein, S., Vihervaara, P., Wegmann, M., Nagendra, H. (2018). Measuring beta-diversity by remote sensing: a challenge for biodiversity monitoring. Methods in … Continue reading “A new ECOPOTENTIAL paper on measuring beta-diversity by remote sensing data”

MAP BROWSER video “Protected Areas from Space”

How does the ECOPOTENTIAL web-browser works? Find out at the ECOPOTENTIAL web map server instructional video here:  http://www.ecopotential-project.eu/outreach/video.html(video n. 10). The video has been released to be shown at the XV GEO Plenary Meeting in Kyoto, Japan, Oct 29th – Nov 2nd. It shows the data available and functionalities of the web map server archive … Continue reading “MAP BROWSER video “Protected Areas from Space””

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! Carvalho-Santos C., Monteiro A. T., Arenas-Castro S., Greifeneder F., Marcos B., Portela P., Pradinho … Continue reading “New published ECOPOTENTIAL papers!!”

Report of the last joint EARSeL LULC and NASA LCLUC Workshop available on line

By Ioannis Manakos (on behalf of the Organizing Committee) Find here the report of the last joint EARSeL LULC and NASA LCLUC Workshop, held in Chania inJuly: http://lulc.earsel.org/workshop/2018-lulc-ws/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Report_EARSeL-NASA_LCLUC_WS_Chania2018_f.pdf. The workshop has also hosted the ECOPOTENTIAL photo exhibition where, beside the 200+ conference participants, it has been visited by over 500 people per day.

ECOPOTENTIAL at Researchers’ night 2018 @ CNR – Pisa, Italy

Pisa, 28 September, 2018 The 2018 edition of the Bright Festival, the Tuscan edition of the European Researchers’ night festival, has been a great success at the CNR research campus in Pisa, Italy. The programme included laboratories for kids, guided tours to the research facilities, seminars, concerts and a show alternating theatre pieces and “TED-like” … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL at Researchers’ night 2018 @ CNR – Pisa, Italy”

ECOPOTENTIAL photo exhibition at the Genoa Science Festival devoted to “changes”

Genoa (Palazzo Ducale), 25 October- 4 November The ECOPOTENTIAL photo exhibition will be displayed from Oct 25thto Nov 4th at the prestigious Science Festival that takes place every year in Genoa, Italy, with the title: “A glimpse  from the sky! Changes in ecosystems seen from satellites”. The keyword of this year’s festival – the most important … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL photo exhibition at the Genoa Science Festival devoted to “changes””

The OGC’s 2018 Gardels Award to Joan Masó

Stuttgart, 13 September 2018 We are pleased to announce that Joan Masó received the Open Geospatial Consortium OGC’s 2018 Gardels Award. It is also a success of ECOPOTENTIAL project. The award has been received by Joan on 13 September 2018, at the meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee in Stuttgart, Germany. The … Continue reading “The OGC’s 2018 Gardels Award to Joan Masó”

MODELLING LAKES – An ECOPOTENTIAL presentation at the MASCOT2018 Conference– Rome, Italy

“La Sapienza” in Rome, Italy – 2-5 October 2018 Fasma Diele (National Council of Research, Italy) presented yesterday her ECOPOTENTIAL work on computational modelling of oligotrophic lakes, “A one-dimensional vertical ecosystem model for lake dynamics”, linked to the ECOPOTENTIAL research on alpine lakes, at the “15th Meeting on applied scientific computing and tools” (MASCOT2018 – … Continue reading “MODELLING LAKES – An ECOPOTENTIAL presentation at the MASCOT2018 Conference– Rome, Italy”

The UK National Earth Observation Conference 2018

Birmingham, 4-7 September 2018 The UK National Earth Observation Conference 2018 – hosted by the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society; the National Centre for Earth Observation and the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation – took place in Birmingham Edgbaston from 4th – 7th September. The conference was focused around Earth Observation science, technology and applications … Continue reading “The UK National Earth Observation Conference 2018”

Science for Post 2020 Environmental Targets – Insights from Earth Observation of Protected Areas

Bruxelles, 27 September 2018 ECOPOTENTIAL has been presented at the EUROPEAN Parliament during the event “Science for Post 2020 Environmental Targets – Insights from Earth Observation of Protected Areas”, on Sept 27th. The event has been chaired by MEPs Ricardo Serrão Santos and Sirpa Pietikäinen and has been organized in collaboration with the NGO EBCD, … Continue reading “Science for Post 2020 Environmental Targets – Insights from Earth Observation of Protected Areas”

Ecopotential at the EUROGEOSS workshop

Geneva, 12-14 September, 2018 The EuroGEOSS Workshop (formerly known as the European GEO Projects’ Workshop) took place on 12-14 September 2018 at the University of Geneva and the Museum of Ethnography. The event was co-organised by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, the European Commission with the support of the University of Geneva. The … Continue reading “Ecopotential at the EUROGEOSS workshop”

EODESM training course at Gran Paradiso National Park

Gran Paradiso National Park., 4-7 September 2018 ran Paradiso National Park successfully organised a training course on the use of EODESM (Earth Observation Data for Ecosystem Monitoring), the web-based system aimed to automatic land cover classification from Remote Sensing data, based on the FAO classification system.  The course has been taught by the ECOPOTENTIAL researcher … Continue reading “EODESM training course at Gran Paradiso National Park”