ECOPOTENTIAL in ESA’s Sentinel news – Gran Paradiso National Park

Also the work of ECOPOTENTIAL project in Gran Paradiso National Park featured on the ESA Sentinel news website (ECOPOTENTIAL in ESA’s Sentinel news – Samaria National Park). The ESA article explores how we use Sentinel2 images in ECOPOTENTIAL to map the changes in mountain grasslands and snow cover in Italy’s oldest National Park. Both earth observation and field data feed into analyses to determine how the extent of the grasslands changed and which drivers cause this, with the aim to then develop ways to preserve crucial habitat for Alpine ibex, chamois and other species. The results of this joint work realised by the park managers and scientific staff help inform decisions on how to manage the Protected Area in the future. The complete article is here.