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FP7-SPACE-2010.1 G.A. 263435
Dec.2010 - Dec.2013
 

The main objective of BIO-SOS is the development of a knowledge-based pre-operational ecological modelling system suitable for effective and timely multi-annual monitoring of NATURA 2000 sites and their surrounding areas particularly exposed to different and combined type of pressures.

Study areas in three Mediterranean and two Western Europe Countries have been considered. To extrapolate from European test cases such that the methods can be applied more generally, additional areas are being considered in two tropical countries (i.e., Brazil and India).

BIO_SOS working objectives:

  1. To develop novel pre-operational automatic high spatial resolution (HR), very high spatial resolution (VHR) EO data understanding techniques and provide land cover/use (LCLU) map and LC/LU change map generation as Copernicus (GMES) core services;

  2. To develop an ecological modelling framework for:
     

    • Combining EO and in-situ data and provide HR and VHR General Habitat Categories (GHCs)  and Annex 1 Habitat maps as new GMES (Copernicus) down-stream services

    • Quantitative landscape pattern analysis (QLPA) and  producing composite, site/scale specific indicator set for monitoring and Natura 2000 buffer area identification;

    • Ecological niche modelling (ENM) to evaluate the importance of GHCs as environmental variables to explain the distribution of the target species  better than LCLU.

    • Threat analysis framework development to use EO data for  extracting  pressure trends through direct detection or monitoring of impacts on landscapes, land cover/habitat types, communities and species.

     

  3. BIO_SOS metadata geo-portal development, compliant with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), GEOSS  and INSPIRE initiatives.

 


Coordinator: Dr. Palma Blonda (CNR-ISSIA)

e-mail: blonda@ba.issia.cnr.it

Officer: Dr. Florence Beroud (REA)
e-mail: florence.beroud@ec.europa.eu
 

       
 
 
GO TO
WP1 Project Management
WP2 User Requirements
 Completion
 WP3 EODHaM System
and service
WP4 On-site data collection
WP5 EO data processing
modules implementation
WP6 EODHaM modelling
modules development
WP7 EODHaM test on different
sampling sites and validation
WP8 Dissemination
and exploitation
 

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