GEOEssential Work Package 4 (WP4) workshop, 24-26 July 2018, Frankfurt Main, Germany

GEOEssential Work Package 4 (WP4) workshop, 24-26 July 2018, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute (BiK-F) Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In July, the GEOEssential Work Package 4 (WP4) members met in Frankfurt to discuss progress, establish collaborations, and define next steps to be taken. The event was organized by Aidin Niamir, Ricarda Prinz, Marta Gómez Giménez, and Thomas Hickler (BiK-F). This WP is based on five pillars: i) mapping the data landscape and data determination of EVs for Biodiversity and Ecosystems (led by CREAF); ii) species distribution and biodiversity indicators (led by GFZ); iii) ecosystem functioning and EBV indicators resilience (led by CNR), iv) strategies for supporting biodiversity policy needs… Read More

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Regional workshop on UNCCD reporting, 12-15 March 2018, Antalya, Turkey

From 12 of 15 of March of 2018 Deputy director of Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU Prof. Nataliia Kussul participated in Regional workshop on UNCCD training for the countries on NMED/CEE and Central Asia that was held in Antalya and funded by UNEP/GEF Global Support Programme. Within the workshop Prof. Nataliia represented Ukrainian contribution to GEO related activities and GEOEssential/ERA-PLANET H2020 project, as well as the results of global land cover products validation via cross-comparison with national high-resolution land cover maps for the territory of Ukraine with presentation “SDG Monitoring and Global Products Validation within GEO related projects“. Workflows for SGD indicators monitoring that are under development with GEOEssential project will… Read More

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Ukraine – Cooperation Agreement signed by Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, h Institute NAS Ukraine and SSA Ukraine

On the 7-th of March 2018 a cooperation agreement between Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and Space Research(SRI NASU-SSAU) was signed. Ukraine is a party of international programs, conventions and initiatives (including ones on the UN level) for environmental monitoring, in particular the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, etc. As part of this activity, international institutions require from the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine to create land cover maps for the whole country on a regular basis and assess existing changes in land use. The territory of Ukraine is large in area, and… Read More

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