Deforestation monitoring with Sentinel-2

During this webinar, we will employ RUS to monitor on-going deforestation over the Chaco region in the north of Paraguay with the Sentinel-2 satellite. This webinar is a continuation of the last one where Sentinel-1 GRD products were used as input for this application.

More info on the last webinar here.

In addition, we will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

Background

Forests cover almost a third of world's land surface, representing one of the most important ecosystem in our planet and a fundamental element to fight climate change. They provide fundamental ecosystem services such as absorbing, storing and converting carbon dioxide (C02) into oxygen or reducing the effect of erosion caused by wind and rain amongst other. Moreover, forests create natural habitat to a large variegate of flora and fauna species hence preserving global biodiversity.

Rapid shrinking of forest creates a major threat and increases the effects of climate change. Every year, large forested areas are cleared out all over the world due to different driving forces and precise monitoring of these activities is required to reduce their negative impact.

The Copernicus program, which includes a new family of earth observation satellites known as the Sentinels, provides a unique opportunity to quickly map the ever-changing forests and provide regular updates on their condition at a range of spatial and temporal resolutions.

Type

Webinar

Duration

1 hour + 20 minutes for Q&A

Training time

14:30 - 16:00 CET

Training date

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Application opening - closing

Monday 14th of January 2019 - Monday 28th of January 2019
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Max. no. participants

500

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