Copernicus Biodiversity in Coastal Ecosystems Workshop
11-12 October 2022
As the interface between land and sea, coastal zones are home to complex ecosystems, providing nesting grounds for species such as marine birds and turtles, nursery grounds and shelter for marine life on the seaside. At the same time, as home to an even larger proportion of the human population, coastal zones are key to a plethora of economic activities. The equilibrium between the need for economic development and the need to protect the environment often holds by a fine thread.
The Copernicus Biodiversity in Coastal Ecosystems Workshop will illustrate what Copernicus can offer in relation to biodiversity and coastal ecosystems, and their protection. Numerous products are available across several Copernicus services to describe and monitor various elements related to it, including the effects of climate change, the main driver of global biodiversity loss.
The workshop will review the existing assets that Copernicus services can deploy to address biodiversity in coastal zones, inland, and at sea. The online event will be split in four sessions to discuss user needs, learn from existing experiences, examine what the Sentinels and new EO opportunities could bring, identify which mature areas of science coupled with digital technologies could transition to sustained services, and what industry and business could offer. This will contribute to consolidating the existing coastal roadmap with a new set of products and eventually existing products revisited for biodiversity monitoring and forecasting.
- Biodiversity Conservation, Policy Context
- Policy Context: Sustainable management of resources
- Monitoring biodiversity, state of play of Member States
- Copernicus user needs for biodiversity in coastal areas
- The international dimension, IPBES state of play
- EO-service as part of algae bloom monitoring - usage among experts, citizens and media
- Jelly X: An ocean monitoring tool to predict jellyfish swarms
- Marine Analyst
- Real-time alert system of marine megafauna endangered by near-coastal fishing activity
- Observations needed to manage coastal biodiversity and ecosystems
- Western Indian Ocean Coral Bleaching Monitoring Service
- Prioritizing remote sensing biodiversity products for coastal ecosystems
- Towards satellite metrics of biodiversity in the coastal environment
- Monitoring Mediterranean Wetlands using EO-based tools
- Use of remote sensing for the conservation of Zostera noltei meadows in the Cantabrian estuaries
- Copernicus Marine Service and the monitoring of the marine/coastal biodiversity: present/future
- How EMODnet biodiversity assets can contribute to coastal ecosystems protection
- Copernicus Land Monitoring Service: Biodiversity and Coastal Ecosystems
- Biodiversity in Coastal Ecosystems: Copernicus Climate Change Service
- Earth Observation solutions for biodiversity monitoring
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