3D models and measurements: A new way to characterize forests and reinterpret satellite imagery

Dr Mathias Disney presented ‘New ways of looking at old forests: detecting ecosystem change using 3D measurements and models.’ at  Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring? Symposium (ZSL, Meeting Rooms, London, 29 April 2016). Photo: Claudia Gutierrez
Dr Mathias Disney presented ‘New ways of looking at old forests: detecting ecosystem change using 3D measurements and models.’ at Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring? Symposium (ZSL, Meeting Rooms, London, 29 April 2016). Photo: Claudia Gutierrez

From 3D films to 3D prints, three-dimensional representations are looking to portray objects or images as close as possible to reality – at least from human perspective. Dr Mathias Disney (University College London) and collaborators are doing just this with forests around the world. Continue reading “3D models and measurements: A new way to characterize forests and reinterpret satellite imagery”

Co$ting Nature: a tool to support sustainable decisions

For environmental sustainability, decision-makers require consistent, accurate and detailed information to  advise and support the necessary actions. But in many parts of the world, access to such data is often costly or non-existent. Co$ting Nature is a web-based tool that has over 80 datasets already inputted allowing users to make quick but robust conservation focused decisions.

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Moving forward to a Global Observing System for Biodiversity

This piece is part of a series by the King’s EOES group reporting on the ‘Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring?’ Symposium hosted by ZSL on Friday 29th April 2016.

By Alejandro Coca-Castro

What are the partners from the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) doing regarding the development of a Global Observing System for Biodiversity? Among their big challenges, the definition of Essential Biodiversity Variables Continue reading “Moving forward to a Global Observing System for Biodiversity”