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
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
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.
This report describes Phase 1 of the three-part research project 'Making Earth Observation Work' (MEOW).
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2020·06·09
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