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Remote sensing and forest landscapes

October 30th, 2021 / Comments Off on Remote sensing and forest landscapes

Landscape surface change can provide important information to land management organisations and conservationists, relating to environmental impacts of various types of land uses and landscape patterns, including forest landscapes. In general, in landscape research and planning, the most commonly used remote sensing datasets are aerial and satellite images. High resolution Remote Sensing has the potential READ MORE >

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The Council of Europe’s Landscape Convention is 21 years old. The European Landscape Convention was the first international treaty on sustainable development based on the relationship between the needs of society, economic activity, the environment and culture. Its purpose has been to promote and encourage the protection of landscape, through sustainable management and the planning READ MORE >

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Cumbre Vieja lava flows, Palma

October 5th, 2021 / Comments Off on Cumbre Vieja lava flows, Palma

Remote sensing data is increasingly being used to monitor and assess active volcanic processes and their risk to life and landscape. Remote sensing can provide a number of different observation and measurement opportunities to examine the dynamics and impacts of volcanic activity by using ultraviolet (UV), visible (VIS), infrared (IR), and microwave sensors. combine with READ MORE >


GEOLAND Project meeting, Rethymno, Crete

September 20th, 2021 / Comments Off on GEOLAND Project meeting, Rethymno, Crete

Members of the GEOLAND Project team met in the town of Rethymno, Crete 15-18th September 2021. Due to Covid restrictions the meeting was hybrid with some partners participating online and others able to visit the coordinating institution the research centre IMS Forth.   The project focused on administrative and practical actions to deliver the key READ MORE >

Introducing Natura 2000 Sites

August 31st, 2021 / Comments Off on Introducing Natura 2000 Sites

Natura 2000 sites are specifically designated to protect core areas for a sub-set of species or habitat types listed in the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive. Natura 2000 are considered of European importance because these species are endangered, vulnerable, rare, endemic or else they present outstanding examples of typical characteristics of one or more READ MORE >

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GEOLAND Project Starts

August 14th, 2021 / Comments Off on GEOLAND Project Starts

The GEOLAND Project has started with a series of online meetings to establish the activities and working methods of the project. The vision of GEOLAND is to establish a learning path for the Higher Education students and their professors so that they are able to apply their geospatial analysis knowledge in decision-making for landscape management, READ MORE >

Landscape and shallow landslides in Switzerland

August 10th, 2021 / Comments Off on Landscape and shallow landslides in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSLhas undertaken research of the impact of forest structure and water balance on shallow landslides. The aim is to provide forest management with practical support in the Davos region of Switzerland. Almost half of Switzerland’s forest is protection forest, meaning that it is used to READ MORE >