Climate change may improve forest ecosystem’s capacity to retain excessive airborne Nitrogen

From the article: Historic nitrogen deposition determines future climate change effects on nitrogen retention in temperate forests. Dirnböck, T., Foldal, C., Djukic, I., Kobler, J., Haas, E., Kiese, R., Kitzler, B. 2017. Historic nitrogen deposition determines future climate change effects on nitrogen retention in temperate forests. Climatic Change 144(2): 221-235. doi:10.1007/s10584-017-2024-y. Too much Nitrogen emission … Continue reading “Climate change may improve forest ecosystem’s capacity to retain excessive airborne Nitrogen”

Understanding seasonal variations of vegetation greening and senescence in the Southern African savannas

From the article: Response of Land Surface Phenology to Variation in Tree Cover during Green-Up and Senescence Periods in the Semi-Arid Savanna of Southern Africa Moses A. Cho, Abel Ramoelo and Luthando Dziba Natural Resources and Environment, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), PO. Box 395, Pretoria, South Africa 0001, Remote Sensing 9(7), p. … Continue reading “Understanding seasonal variations of vegetation greening and senescence in the Southern African savannas”

ECOPOTENTIAL CALENDARS

The Ecopotential Communication staff published the 2018 and 2019 ECOPOTENTIAL calendars! The calendars show a different protected area each month, displaying a picture of the landscape or an iconic species, a remote sensing image and a very brief explanation of the research work made in ECOPOTENTIAL. You can download/print them/donate them/publish them and/or share them. … Continue reading “ECOPOTENTIAL CALENDARS”

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!  Leruste A., Villéger S., Malet N., De Wit R., Bec B. (2018). Complementarity … Continue reading “New published ECOPOTENTIAL papers!!”

3rd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop Earth Observation Supporting Sustainability Research: 09-12 July 2018. And Land-Use/Cover Change Drivers, Impacts and Sustainability within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: 11-12 July 2018. Chania (Crete) Greece.

Workshop Focus: The 3rd joint EARSeL-NASA LCLUC Workshop will focus on water, food and sustainability research supported by Earth Observations and derived remote sensing products. The workshop will address innovative research on the relationships amongst natural processes (e.g. biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles) and social/behavioural processes (e.g. decision making and governance) as supported by remote sensing observations. Land-use change … Continue reading “3rd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop Earth Observation Supporting Sustainability Research: 09-12 July 2018. And Land-Use/Cover Change Drivers, Impacts and Sustainability within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: 11-12 July 2018. Chania (Crete) Greece.”

3rd Geo Data Providers Workshop 2-4 May 2018, Frascati, Italy

The Geo Data providers Workshop from 2-4 May 2018 at the European Space Agency will take place in Frascati, Italy, and it will bring together Earth observation data providers and users to share knowledge and best practices in the management and use of Earth observation data, while working together to enhance together the Global Earth … Continue reading “3rd Geo Data Providers Workshop 2-4 May 2018, Frascati, Italy”

26th International Symposium Deltas and Wetlands 2018 Tulcea, Romania, 16-20 May 2018.

The  “Danube Delta” National Institute for Research and Development will organize the 26th International Symposium “Deltas and Wetlands” 2018 which will be held in Tulcea, Romania between  16-20 May 2018. After the reviewing process, the conference papers will be published in the journal: Scientific Annals of the Danube Delta Institute, indexed in the ICI Journals … Continue reading “26th International Symposium Deltas and Wetlands 2018 Tulcea, Romania, 16-20 May 2018.”

Earth Observation for Impact GEO SYMPOSIUM 2018 11-12 June 2018 / Geneva, Switzerland

GEO calls on the Earth observation community to come together for the 2018 GEO Symposium in Geneva, Switzerland. Why attend? This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the future of the GEO Work Programme, share knowledge and connect with others from the global GEO community. Who should attend? Anyone working to ensure Earth observations … Continue reading “Earth Observation for Impact GEO SYMPOSIUM 2018 11-12 June 2018 / Geneva, Switzerland”

THE 2018 GEO CLIMATE WORKSHOP: EARTH OBSERVATIONS FOR THE PARIS AGREEMENT 13 June 2018 / Geneva, Switzerland

Participants in the 2018 GEO Symposium interested in improving the coordination of Earth observations in support of the Paris Agreement are invited to also register for the 2018 GEO Climate Workshop, which will take place the day after the Symposium. More information and registration will be available here shortly at: http://www.earthobservations.org/me_201806_wps.php CONTACTS Symposium contact: Craig … Continue reading “THE 2018 GEO CLIMATE WORKSHOP: EARTH OBSERVATIONS FOR THE PARIS AGREEMENT 13 June 2018 / Geneva, Switzerland”

ESP – Europe ESS conference 2018 San Sebastián (Spain), 15-19 October 2018

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) aims to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation, and to build a strong network of individuals and organizations. ESP enhances and encourages a diversity of approaches, while reducing unnecessary duplication of effort in the conceptualization and application of ecosystem services. By raising the profile of ecosystem services and promoting better practice, … Continue reading “ESP – Europe ESS conference 2018 San Sebastián (Spain), 15-19 October 2018”

AGU Fall Meeting 2018 Washington D.C., USA, 10-14 Dec 2018

The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C. As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting places … Continue reading “AGU Fall Meeting 2018 Washington D.C., USA, 10-14 Dec 2018”

GEO BON 2018 Beijing, China, 9-12 July 2018

GEO BON’s vision is to establish a globally coordinated biodiversity observation network that contributes to effective and timely conservation, sustainable use, and mitigation and adaptation decisions of the world’s biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports. This is achieved by improving the acquisition, analysis, and delivery of biodiversity observation and related services, to the scientific … Continue reading “GEO BON 2018 Beijing, China, 9-12 July 2018”

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”