ECOPOTENTIAL project is on the ESA Sentinel news website once again (see news ECOPOTENTIAL in ESA’s Sentinel news– Gran Paradiso National Park). The article features Samaria National Park on Crete, Greece, where the ECOPOTENTTIAL scientists use Sentinel1 and 2 imagery to map the habitat for species of high conservation value, as endemic lizards.
The Earth observation data are combined with species observation data to determine areas in the National Park that are more likely to provide suitable habitat for the lizards, through species distribution modelling. The results can then be used by the park management to improve decision-making as well as monitoring on the ground. Full details are available here in the mentioned article.