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Developing and Evaluating an Earth Observation-enabled ecological land cover time series system 2015

Terrestrial Earth Observation JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Earth Observation Evidence Habitats JNCC report series Land use Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring 563 Land use change Landscape Satellite imagery

Abstract

The optimal management of natural resources requires accurate land cover and habitat information across a range of spatial and thematic scales. This research is concerned with broad-scale habitat/land cover mapping from satellites. It focuses on the use of medium resolution satellite data, specifically Landsat-type data. The availability of Landsat and Landsat-type data for operational Earth Observation (EO) products appears secure in the medium-term after the successful launch of Landsat 8 in 2013 and the imminent launch of ESA’s Sentinel-2 satellites. SPOT, IRS and DMC sensors can provide similar data.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·06·01

Citation
Morton, Dr. R.D. & Rowland, Dr. C.S. (2015) Developing and Evaluating an Earth Observation-enabled ecological land cover time series system, JNCC Report No. 563, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The principal objective of this research is in developing a consistent approach to land cover mapping, to enable monitoring through time.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·09·19

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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