First Italian National Workshop on “The Carbon Cycle: Earth, Life and Climate”

CNR Pisa Research Campus of Italy. 22-23 November 2018 The first Italian workshop entirely devoted to the carbon cycle has taken place at the CNR research campus in Pisa, Italy, on November 22-23, and has been organised by the Department of Earth systems science and environmental technologiesof the Italian National Research Council (CNR). The Workshop has … Continue reading “First Italian National Workshop on “The Carbon Cycle: Earth, Life and Climate””

International Mountain Day – Dec 11

Even though they are mentioned in the 2030 Agenda, mountains are still often forgotten. Considering the crucial role they play in providing key ecosystem goods and services to the planet and their vulnerability in the face of climate change, we need to step up and raise attention to mountains. The keyword of the 2018 Mountain … Continue reading “International Mountain Day – Dec 11”

European Commission has chaired the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites for the first time

Brussels, 29 October 2018 The (International) Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) is the mechanism that brings together multiple organisations from all over the world to coordinate international Earth Observation efforts that benefit society. It brings together 32 Members and 28 Associates collectively known as “CEOS Agencies”, including the European Space Agency, the World Meteorological … Continue reading “European Commission has chaired the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites for the first time”

Special Interest Group Biogeography 2019

Frankfurt, 9-10 May, 2019 The Biogeography and Biodiversity Lab at the Institute of Physical Geography (Goethe-University Frankfurt) and the Quantitative Biogeography Labat the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) are delighted to host the Special Interest Group Biogeography 2019 Meeting in Frankfurt. The aim is to bring together biogeographers from universities across Germany, Austria and Switzerland in order … Continue reading “Special Interest Group Biogeography 2019”

2019 Living Planet Symposium

3-17 May 2019, MiCo – Milano Congressi, Milan, Italy The organising team is pleased to invite researchers and other people to participate in the European Space Agency’s 2019 Living Planet Symposium. The event, which is held every three years, will take place on 13–17 May 2019 in Milan, Italy. The Symposium is organised with the … Continue reading “2019 Living Planet Symposium”

11th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE 11)

Florence – Italy, 4 – 27 September 2019 This is a special event for the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), since the Society will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The theme of the Symposium is: “Digital Earth and Transformation of the Society”. We will have technical paper sessions, invited talks, joint sessions with Sister Organizations, an … Continue reading “11th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE 11)”

Open Access news: Plan S

Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders from 11 European countries. Plan S requires that, from 2020, scientific publications that result from research funded by grants awarded by members of the consortium must be … Continue reading “Open Access news: Plan S”

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!!”