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Using Sentinel data to monitor change in habitats and historic landscape features. Technical Report for the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement for Copernicus User Uptake (Work Package Six) 2021

Freshwater Terrestrial Earth Observation JNCC Publications Copernicus Habitat condition Habitat extent Satellite data Sentinel-1 Sentinel-2 0963-8091 Earth Observation Habitats JNCC report series Land use 687 Landscape

Abstract

This pilot study demonstrated the potential of giving non-Earth Observation (EO) specialists the ability to use the vast archive of Sentinel data to detect change in the landscape. Enabling site and habitat experts to interact with EO data provides new insight into management practices and their impact. Users agreed that this type of decision-support tool has potential to reduce costs and improve policy delivery through more effective targeting of survey and management resources.

The ability to monitor landscape change on an almost daily basis could contribute significantly to multiple policy areas, including agri-environment scheme delivery, site management, natural capital assessment, biodiversity conservation and nature recovery networks.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·07·08

Citation
Lightfoot, P., French, G., Hassall, I., Hecker, L., Jones, A, Trippier, B. & Robinson, P. 2021. Using Sentinel data to monitor change in habitats and historic landscape features. Technical report for the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement for Copernicus User Uptake (Work Package Six). JNCC Report No. 687. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This pilot project was funded by the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake, and was produced under Work Package six (Support for Applications).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·08·31

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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