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


Project Coordinator: Dr. Palma Blonda (CNR-ISSIA)

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

Project Manager: Dr. Carmela Marangi (CNR-IAC)
e-mail: c.marangi@ba.iac.cnr.it

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


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

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 habitat fragmentation and NATURA 2000 buffer area identification;

    • Habitat and landscape modeling to assess relationships between both RS feature/landscape structure indices and biodiversity surrogates, and community structure indicators relevant to the "Essential Biodiversity Process".

    • 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.


Dr. Palma Blonda
Project Coordinator
CNR-ISSIA
Via Amendola 122/D
70126 BARI
Tel. +39 080 592 9433
Fax. +39 080 592 9460
blonda@ba.issia.cnr.it


Dr. Carmela Marangi

Project Manager
CNR-IAC
Via Amendola 122/D
70126 Bari
tel +39 080 5929749
fax +39 080 5929770
e-mail: c.marangi@ba.iac.cnr.it
       
 
 
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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