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Making Earth Observation Work for UK Biodiversity Conservation Phase 2 2014

Freshwater Terrestrial Earth Observation JNCC Publications MEOW Satellite data 0963-8091 Earth Observation Evidence Habitats JNCC report series Land use Monitoring Plants Surveillance and Monitoring 495 Phase 2


This project constitutes Phase 2 of a three-part research project 'Making Earth Observation Work' (MEOW)


There are a number of national and international policies and legislation which require the UK to undertake habitat surveillance activities at differing spatial scales. Universally they all call for a better evidence base, providing consistent and robust information about land cover and habitats. Surveillance is crucial to provide us with a broad picture of the extent, location and condition of semi-natural habitats across the UK. This knowledge is necessary to enable us to know enough about specific species and habitats of conservation concern to enable us to provide protection, meet our legislative obligations and ensure that sites are managed appropriately.

The objectives of Phase 2 focused on:

• developing and testing EO techniques for mapping Annex I and priority habitats;

• developing EO measures that inform on habitat condition.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·08·01

Medcalf, K.A., Parker, J.A., Turton, N. & Bell, G., (2014), Making Earth Observation Work for UK Biodiversity , *JNCC Report No. 495 Phase 2*, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Earth observation (EO) is identified within all the conservation bodies and Defra as an important development area for monitoring habitats of high conservation value.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·04

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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