Newsletter n. 11 – ECOPOTENTIAL Project – Jan 2019

Dear Readers, Welcome in this last year of the ECOPOTENTIAL project.  The public interest on ECOPOTENTIAL project is growing more and more as shown by the recent events. ECOPOTENTIAL has gained visibility many events as in the XV GEO PLENARY in Kyoto, through the book “The Ever Growing Uses of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions” where 4 contributions … Continue reading “Newsletter n. 11 – ECOPOTENTIAL Project – Jan 2019”

EARTHRISE! 50 years since the shot of the photo that changed how we see ourselves…

It has been 50 years since the iconic picture “Earthrise” was shot from the Apollo 8 orbiting around the Moon.  This picture has become an iconic image for those caring of ecosystems conservation, as for the first time has shown planet Earth as a complex whole where all components are strongly interconnected in a “Gran Organic … Continue reading “EARTHRISE! 50 years since the shot of the photo that changed how we see ourselves…”

Integration of Satellite remote sensing data in ecosystem modelling at local scales: Practices and trends

A review of the ECOPOTENTIAL paper: Integration of Satellite remote sensing data in ecosystem modelling at local scales: Practices and trends– D. Pasetto, S. Arenas-Castro, J. Bustamante, R. Casagrandi, N. Chrysoulakis, A. F. Cord, A. Dittrich, C. Domingo-Marimon, G. El Serafy, A. Karnieli, G. A. Kordelas, I. Manakos, L. Mari, A. Monteiro, E. Palazzi, D. Poursanidis, … Continue reading “Integration of Satellite remote sensing data in ecosystem modelling at local scales: Practices and trends”

From Scotland to Chile: Is socio-ecological research contributing to local and global sustainability?

Daniel Orenstein, Technion, Haifa, IL A review of the ECOPOTENTIAL_LTER paper: Negotiating local versus global needs in the International Long Term Ecological Research Network’s socio-ecological research agenda.Environmental Research Letters 13, 105003, Holzer J. M., Adamescu M. C., Bonet-García F. J., Díaz-Delgado R., Dick J., Grove J. M., Rozzi R., Orenstein D. E. (2018). doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aadec8. As part … Continue reading “From Scotland to Chile: Is socio-ecological research contributing to local and global sustainability?”

Invasive species mapping from multi-temporal very high resolution satellite images: the case of Ailanthus altissima

Cristina Tarantino and Maria Adamo, IIA-CNR, Italy A review of the ECOPOTENTIAL paper:C. Tarantino, F. Casella, M. Adamo, R. Lucas, C. Beierkuhnlein, P. Blonda. (2018). “Ailanthus altissima mapping from multi-temporal very high resolution satellite images”, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 147, 90-103, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.11.013. Alien plants, also termed non-native or allochthon plants, can modify biodiversity and functioning of … Continue reading “Invasive species mapping from multi-temporal very high resolution satellite images: the case of Ailanthus altissima”

A model for optimising resources for the eradication of invasive species: the case of Ailanthus Altissima

Carmela Marangi, IAC-CNR, Italy A review of the ECOPOTENTIAL paper: C.M. Baker, F. Diele, C. Marangi, A. Martiradonna, S. Ragni, Optimal spatiotemporal effort allocation for invasive species removal incorporating a removal handling time and budget,Natural Resource Modeling,31(4), 2018, doi: 10.1111/nrm.12190. Invasive species management is one of the most important topics in natural resource management, due to the … Continue reading “A model for optimising resources for the eradication of invasive species: the case of Ailanthus Altissima”

A new approach for automatic Extraction of Shoreline from Satellite Images

Anna Spinosa, Deltares (NL) Providing critical information for policy and decision makers, the monitoring of coastal environments, and particularly the investigation of shoreline trends, has an enormous potential to improve the understanding of the coastal environment and of beaches’ state of erosion or accretion. Remote sensing and satellite imagery, coupled with periodic surveys of emerged … Continue reading “A new approach for automatic Extraction of Shoreline from Satellite Images”

Citizen Science- Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy – a new Open Access book seeing contribution from ECOPOTENTIAL research

Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policyidentifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the … Continue reading “Citizen Science- Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy – a new Open Access book seeing contribution from ECOPOTENTIAL research”

New published ECOPOTENTIAL papers!!

We are happy to announce new publications by ECOPOTENTIAL researchers, all compliant with the Open Access Policy. They can be found from the ECOPOTENTIAL Website at the the publication page, and they can be also downloaded from the ECOPOTENTIAL publications repository PUMA. Congratulations to the authors! Baker C. M., Diele F., Marangi C., Martiradonna A., … Continue reading “New published ECOPOTENTIAL papers!!”

EO in Mountain Regions: GEO GNOME at the XV GEO Plenary meeting

Elisa Palazzi, ISAC_CNR, Italy The GEO Week 2018 Side Event “EO in Mountain Regions – Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities” was organized by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) in collaboration with CNR, MRI and CNR being the co-leads of the GEO-GNOME Initiative (https://www.earthobservations.org/activity.php?id=117, Adler et al., 2018), part of the 2017-2019 GEO Work Programme.  After three … Continue reading “EO in Mountain Regions: GEO GNOME at the XV GEO Plenary meeting”

ECOPOTENTIAL at the “Growth in Transition” Conference

Wien, 14 November 2018 – Johannes Peterseil, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Austria Within the “Growth in Transition“ conference, the B.A.U.M network organised a workshop dealing with the question “Future without Nature“ addressing the topics of biodiversity, ecosystem services and information needs in order to address the subject. Contributions from different sectors ranging from research to companies provided the … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL at the “Growth in Transition” Conference”

“The Ever Growing Uses of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions” NEREUS book released on Nov 2018 – including four ECOPOTENTIAL case studies

European Parliament, Brussels, 22 November 2018 The publication “The Ever Growing Uses of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions”(European Parliament, Brussels), edited by the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies – NEREUS (http://www.nereus-regions.eu/) has been presented on 22 NOVEMBER 2018 at the European Parliament in Bruxelles.  The event was hosted by MEP Ricardo Serrao Santos#Copernicus4Regions. Four case studies … Continue reading ““The Ever Growing Uses of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions” NEREUS book released on Nov 2018 – including four ECOPOTENTIAL case studies”

Beyond the Pelagos storyline

Bénédicte Madon, UBO, FR Under the framework of the ECOPOTENTIAL H2020 project, the University of Bretagne Occidental – UBO  team (Linwood Pendleton, Bénédicte Madon, Cécile Nys) hosted a 2-day meeting (16-18 orct 2018) to launch a collaboration and develop a spin off project of the Pelagos storyline. The aim was to go beyond the current ECOPOTENTIAL … Continue reading “Beyond the Pelagos storyline”

EODESM training course @ GPNP, Italy

Gran Paradiso National Park, 4-7 September, 2018 From the 4th to the 7th September 2018 researchers, whose affiliations are part of EcoPotential project, gathered in Noasca (Gran Paradiso National Park – Italy) to attend EODESM Training Course.  EODESM is an open source system that can use any remote sensing or other spatial datasets at any scale … Continue reading “EODESM training course @ GPNP, Italy”