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Evaluating the potential to record habitat information for Earth observation through volunteer recording initiatives 2022

Freshwater Terrestrial Earth Observation JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Earth Observation Habitats JNCC report series Monitoring Species UK Habitats and Species 710

Abstract

Biological recording in the UK spans many decades and a wide taxonomic range. The wealth of volunteer-collected biological data is an invaluable resource in monitoring national biodiversity and furthering conservation aims. Citizen science recording schemes traditionally focus on specific taxa, with some initiatives recording habitat information to varying degrees of detail. With the growth in Earth observation (EO) applications in recent years, the possibility of collecting habitat information more explicitly through citizen science has been explored.

Building on previous projects, such as the 2020/21 Terrestrial Surveillance Development and Analysis (TSDA) programme report by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the 2018 UK Terrestrial Evidence Partnership of Partnerships (UKTEPoP) EO workshop, this report investigates the potential to collect additional habitat information through volunteer recording that could contribute to EO initiatives, as part of the TSDA project.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2022·06·24

Citation
Hassall, I., Newton, N., Howarth, C., Wright, E., Donald, F., Lucas, R., Cheffings, C. & Woodcock, P. March 2022. Evaluating the potential to record habitat information for Earth observation through volunteer recording initiatives. JNCC Report No. 710, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

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This work was supported by the Terrestrial Surveillance Development and Analysis partnership of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, British Trust for Ornithology and JNCC.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·06·29

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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