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Making Earth Observation Work for UK Biodiversity Conservation – Phase 1 2014

Freshwater Terrestrial Earth Observation JNCC Publications UK Biodiversity MEOW Satellite data 0963-8091 Earth Observation Evidence Habitats Directive Reporting JNCC report series Monitoring UK BAP 495 Phase 1

Abstract

Earth observation (EO) is identified within all the conservation bodies and Defra as an important development area for monitoring habitats of high conservation value. This report presents the findings of a short-term scoping study; the first phase of a three phase project – 'Making Earth Observation Work (MEOW)' – designed to consider the practical role Earth Observation can play in addressing habitat monitoring and surveillance needs in the UK.

The aim of Phase 1 of the project was to:

  • review recent activity reporting the potential of Earth Observation techniques for operational biodiversity surveillance of terrestrial and freshwater habitats;
  • summarise the use of such techniques by UK country conservation agencies; and
  • identify their potential as a cost-effective solution to current surveillance and monitoring needs.

Details of phase 2 of the project are provided in JNCC Report No. 495, Phase 2.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·08·01

Citation
Medcalf, K.A., Parker, J.A., Turton, N. & Finch C. 2014. Making Earth Observation Work for UK Biodiversity Conservation – Phase 1. JNCC Report No. 495, Phase 1, JNCC, Peterborough.

Lineage
This report describes Phase 1 of the three-part research project 'Making Earth Observation Work' (MEOW).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·09

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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