Where do reindeers go? Hardangervidda National Park faces the challenges of climate and human pressures

Tessa Bahiga Bargmann and Ole Reidar Vetaas, University of Bergen Hardangervidda National Park is Norway’s biggest national park and is home to the largest and the southernmost intact wild reindeer population in Europe. Wild reindeer have migrated across the Hardangervidda plateau for thousands of years in search for food. However, in recent years, a changing … Continue reading “Where do reindeers go? Hardangervidda National Park faces the challenges of climate and human pressures”

Mountain ecosystem services inside and outside protected areas – the Swiss National Park and Davos

Ana Stritih and Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, ETH Zürich Mountain ecosystems in the Alps have provided essential services such as food, water, timber and protection from natural hazards (e.g. avalanches, landslides and rockfall) for centuries, enabling mountain societies to thrive in these marginal environments. In recent decades, other ecosystem services have also been recognized as important, not … Continue reading “Mountain ecosystem services inside and outside protected areas – the Swiss National Park and Davos”

25 years of Long-Term Ecosystem Research in National Park Kalkalpen

Thomas Dirnböck, Environment Agency Austria (EAA) Site-based infrastructure for Long-Term Ecosystem Research (LTER) has already been established in the 19th and the 20th centuries. In recent years, LTER has gained momentum since the research infrastructure strategy of the European Commission (ESFRI) is establishing a coherent network of LTER sites and seamless access to long-term data. … Continue reading “25 years of Long-Term Ecosystem Research in National Park Kalkalpen”

Drivers of Rarity in Protected Areas on an Oceanic Island

Carl Beierkuhnlein (1), Severin Irl (1), Felix M. Medina Manuel (2), Antonello Provenzale (3), Anke Jentsch (1) (1) University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany (2) Servicio de Medio Ambiente, Cabildo Insular de La Palma, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain (3) Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG), National Research Council (CNR), Pisa, Italy … Continue reading “Drivers of Rarity in Protected Areas on an Oceanic Island”

Test your skills on ecology with the ECOPOTENTIAL Scientific Gaming!

Francesco Cozzoli, Sara Montinaro, Università del Salento, Italy Test the skills of your students in the field of European Transitional Waters Protected Areas with ‘Scientific Gaming’, the online game for students (ages 10 and up) coming from schools through all Europe! The Project ‘ECOPOTENTIAL Scientific Gaming’ will allow your students to study and apply the … Continue reading “Test your skills on ecology with the ECOPOTENTIAL Scientific Gaming!”

ECOPOTENTIAL Citizen Science Workshop

25th November 2017, Rome (IT) Following the First Italian Citizen Science conference, the ECOPOTENTIAL Workshop on Citizen Science in Protected Areas has taken place in Roma (Italy) on the 22nd of November 2017. The workshop has been supported by EUROPARC Federation, the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The workshop … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL Citizen Science Workshop”

ECOPOTENTIAL Remote Sensing Training Week for Protected Areas applications

19 – 23 February 2018, Pisa (IT) The ECOPOTENTIAL Remote Sensing Training Week will take place from 19 to 23 February 2018 in Pisa, Italy. This training is intended for Protected Areas technical staff working in the field. Following the request of the technical staff members present at the S. Rossore meeting in May 2017, … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL Remote Sensing Training Week for Protected Areas applications”

New published ECOPOTENTIAL papers!!

We are happy to announce the new publications by ECOPOTENTIAL researchers compliant with the Open Access Policy. They can be downloaded from ECOPOTENTIAL Website at the page: http://www.ecopotential-project.eu/2015-08-19-15-19-29/publications.html. Tamir Caras, John Hedley, Arnon Karnieli Implications of sensor design for coral reef detection: Upscaling ground hyperspectral imagery in spatial and spectral scales  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2017.07.009 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0303243417301484?via%3Dihub Dirnböck T., … Continue reading “New published ECOPOTENTIAL papers!!”

ECOPOTENTIAL at the ESA EO Open Science 2017 Conference

25 – 29 September 2017, Frascati, Italy Earth Observation (EO) Open Science 2017, organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), presented new challenges and opportunities for Earth Observation research and stimulated the establishement of science community networks for the exploitation of EO data in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary and open way. During the EO Open Science … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL at the ESA EO Open Science 2017 Conference”

ECOPOTENTIAL @European Researchers’ Night in Spain, Italy and Greece

29th September 2017, Spain, Italy and Greece Ecopotential scientists could not miss the participation at the European Researchers’ Night, an Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning, that takes place each year on the last Friday in September. In September, research institutions from all over Europe opened their gates to citizens and … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL @European Researchers’ Night in Spain, Italy and Greece”

ECOPOTENTIAL at the 25th ILTER conference

Oct 2nd – 6th 2017, Nantes, France The 25th International Long Term Ecological Research network (ILTER) conference has taken place in Nantes, France, from Oct 2nd to Oct 4th 2017, combined with the French Zone Atelier biennal Conference.  It focussed on many aspects of the ecological research, including also the socio-economical aspects of ecological research. … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL at the 25th ILTER conference”

GEO-XIV Plenary

25 – 26 October 2017, Washington, D.C. GEO’s Fourteenth Plenary Meeting, took place in Washington, D.C., Wednesday 25th – Thursday 26th October, 2017 focussed on the delivery of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. The GEO Plenary is the annual meeting of GEO’s 104 Member governments and 109 Participating Organizations, such as the European … Continue reading “GEO-XIV Plenary”

The role of Research and Innovation in the EuroGEOSS regional initiative. GEO-XIV Plenary – October 23rd 2017.

25 – 26 October 2017, Washington, D.C. Summary of the official meeting report written by Joan Masó Pau (CREAF) The Group of Earth Observation (GEO) organizes an annual Plenary meeting where all member states and participant organizations meet, are informed of the progress towards GEO objectives, and future objectives are agreed. This year (2017), Washington … Continue reading “The role of Research and Innovation in the EuroGEOSS regional initiative. GEO-XIV Plenary – October 23rd 2017.”

Earth Observation for achieving and monitoring mountain-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): ECOPOTENTIAL, GEO-GNOME and GEO-ECO”. GEO-XIV Plenary – October 23rd 2017.

Elisa Palazzi, CNR – Italy Four of the ECOPOTENTIAL stars J, Gregory, Elisa, Ioannis and Matthias at the GEO week 2017 side event on mountains Organized by UNEP and CNR, the side event of the GEO Plenary XIV held in Washington DC entitled “Earth Observation for achieving and monitoring mountain-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): ECOPOTENTIAL, … Continue reading “Earth Observation for achieving and monitoring mountain-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): ECOPOTENTIAL, GEO-GNOME and GEO-ECO”. GEO-XIV Plenary – October 23rd 2017.”