COPERNICUS4REGIONS: launch at the European Parliament

Brussels, EU Parliament (Members’ salon), 22 November 2018 he new COPERNICUS4REGIONS publication will be launched on November 22nd2018 at the Members’ salon of the EU Parliament in Brussels. The publication collects success stories about the use of Copernicus data, and Sentinel data in particular, for concrete needs of regional policy making and/or enforcement, ideally on … Continue reading “COPERNICUS4REGIONS: launch at the European Parliament”

ECOPOTENTIAL at the Wissensvorsprung 2018: a meeting about science and economy at Osnabrueck University

Lingen (Germany), 25 September 2018 Advances in nature conservation using Earth observation data concern thewhole society! On 25th of September, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and IHK Osnabrück – Emsland – Grafschaft Bentheim hosted a shortpresentation event on scientific projects from the region Osnabrück/Lingen(Germany) and their implications for enterprises and the society. ECOPOTENTIAL was presented by Niels Hellwig. … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL at the Wissensvorsprung 2018: a meeting about science and economy at Osnabrueck University”

Climate Services from the users’ perspective Summer School: an ECOPOTENTIAL related presentation on the role of climate change on vegetation productivity and fire risk

Pisa, 10-14 September, 2018 The ERA4CS SUMMER SCHOOL“Climate Services from the users’ perspective”took place from 10-14 of September 2018 in Pisa, Italy, and focused on multidisplinary, up to date view about the most recent observations, models, projections, adaptation strategies, and services to mitigate climate change impacts. 26 Climate Service projects funded by the ERA4CS ERANET … Continue reading “Climate Services from the users’ perspective Summer School: an ECOPOTENTIAL related presentation on the role of climate change on vegetation productivity and fire risk”

Special Issue “Earth Observation Data Cubes” – Call for Papers

By Gregory Giuliani Remotely sensed Earth Observations (EO) data have already exceeded the petabyte-scale and are increasingly freely and openly available from different data holdings. This poses a certain number of issues in terms of volume (e.g., data volumes have increased 10x in the last 5 years); velocity (e.g., Sentinel-2 is capturing a new image of any … Continue reading “Special Issue “Earth Observation Data Cubes” – Call for Papers”

GEO week Kyoto: Supporting a Sustainable and Resilient World

Kyoto, Japan, 29 October-2 November 2018 This gathering of GEO’s 105 Member governments and 126 Participating Organizations will explore efforts and opportunities for the use of Earth observations for the benefit of humankind, focusing on GEO’s three priority areas: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the UN Sustainable Development … Continue reading “GEO week Kyoto: Supporting a Sustainable and Resilient World”

SWOS projects’ final workshop and conference

Brussels, 5-7 November 2018 The SWOS Project Wetlands are hotspots of biodiversity, home to more than 100,000 freshwater species, provide invaluable ecosystem services, such as regulating water availability and quality and food for millions of people. They also absorb shocks from natural events and regulate the climate through carbon storage. Despite all this they are … Continue reading “SWOS projects’ final workshop and conference”

ESA Living Planet Symposium

MiCo – Milano Congressi,Milan, Italy, 13-17 May 2019 The organisation team of Esa Living Planet Symposium is pleased to invite 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 “ESA Living Planet Symposium”

ISDE11 Digital Earth symposium 2019

Florence, 24-27 September 2019 The 11th International Symposium on Digital Earth will run from the 24th to 27th September 2019 in Florence, one of Italy’s most historically rich cities. On behalf of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), we would like to invite you to attend this symposium, for which the theme is “Digital … Continue reading “ISDE11 Digital Earth symposium 2019”

Newsletter n. 9 – ECOPOTENTIAL Project – July 2018

Dear Readers, the ECOPOTENTIAL second reporting period (1 December 2016- 31 May 2018) has just finished. During this period, our ECOPOTENTIAL partners carried out an intense research work, publishing on the whole more than 70 peer reviewed papers and taking part to more than 300 events as workshops, conferences and other dissemination and outreach activities, … Continue reading “Newsletter n. 9 – ECOPOTENTIAL Project – July 2018”

2018 ESRI Storytelling with Maps Award: 2nd place to the ECOPOTENTIAL Storymap “Protecting Marine Mammals in Crowded Waters”

Thanks to their ECOPOTENTIAL storymap on the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, Levi Westerveld and Bjorn Alfthan (GRID Arendal) won the 2nd place under the Conservation, Environment and Sustainability category of the 2018 ESRI Storytelling with Maps Award. This award will also increase the visibility and viewing of the storymap, helping to reach more people. Congratulations … Continue reading “2018 ESRI Storytelling with Maps Award: 2nd place to the ECOPOTENTIAL Storymap “Protecting Marine Mammals in Crowded Waters””

Earth observations for achieving the SDGs? ECOPOTENTIAL @ STI Forum 2018, UN headquarters, NY

New York, USA, June 5-6, 2018 Third annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2018) ECOPOTENTIAL and the twin project SWOS have been presented at the side event “Earth observations for achieving the SDGs”, organised by the EU in the frame of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, … Continue reading “Earth observations for achieving the SDGs? ECOPOTENTIAL @ STI Forum 2018, UN headquarters, NY”

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

EU Parliament, Brussels, 27th September 2018 The science-policy briefing event “Science for Post 2020 Environmental Targets – Insights from Earth Observation of Protected Areas” for the EU Parliament will take place on the 27th of September 2018 (09:00-11:00). At the event, the most relevant ECOPOTENTIAL key findings for post 2020 environmental strategies will be presented. The event … Continue reading “Science for Post 2020 Environmental Targets – Insights from Earth Observation of Protected Areas”

PhD scholarships at Klaipeda University

PhD scholarships (4 years) are available at the Marine Research Institute (Klaipeda University, Lithuania). Among 10 selected topics in marine ecology, policy and management are available for 2018 call, among which topics on Ecological modelling and also Assessment and modelling of ecosystem services in coastal lagoons. Info at: http://apc.ku.lt/en/index.php/the-doctorate-school-in-ecology-and-environmental-sciences/topics-for-2018-call/ Deadline: 21/09/2018.

Fires: A New Study Using Seasonal Predictions

Turco M., Jerez S., Doblas-Reyes F. J., AghKouchak A., LIasat M. C. & Provenzale A. (2018). Skilful forecasting of global fire activity using seasonal climate predictions. Nature Communications, 9, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05250-0. In many regions of our planet, forest fires pose a serious threat to homes and infrastructures, causing huge economic damage and also loss of … Continue reading “Fires: A New Study Using Seasonal Predictions”

A new ECOPOTENTIAL paper from Peneda-Gerês on ecosystem functional attributes

Salvador Arenas-Castro, João Gonçalves, Paulo Alves, Domingo Alcaraz-Segura, João P. Honrado. PLOSONE, June 18, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199292 The paper describes a modelling framework to assess the predictive ability of MODIS satellite-derived Ecosystem Functional Attributes (EFAs) as Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) against traditional datasets (climate and land-cover) at several scales. We test the framework with a multi-scale assessment … Continue reading “A new ECOPOTENTIAL paper from Peneda-Gerês on ecosystem functional attributes”