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Space-based Earth observation and ecosystem extent: Exploring opportunities

November 28, 2023

The purpose of this white paper is to explore and communicate potential new opportunities for using space-based Earth observation (EO) for monitoring biodiversity with a focus on ecosystem extent (the distribution of ecosystems on the Earth). It is part of a new activity of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), a collaboration of the world’s space agencies that facilitates cross-agency coordination of EO. This activity, now manifested as the CEOS Ecosystem Extent Task Team, is focused on increasing the CEOS role in biodiversity applications, initially using ecosystem extent as a vehicle for discussion and exploration of ideas. The audience is two-fold: CEOS Principals that represent their agency, and the biodiversity community with a particular focus on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and their Parties as well as the UN System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (UN SEEA).

Publication Year 2023
Title Space-based Earth observation and ecosystem extent: Exploring opportunities
Authors Gary Geller, Shaun Levick, Sandra Luque, Roger Sayre, Andreas Brink, Nicholas Coops, Sylvie Durrieu, Judith Ewald, Hannes Feilhauer, Jean-Baptiste Feret, Simon Ferrier, Miroslav Honzák, Dino Lenco, Amanda Koltz, Nikhil Lele, Shea Lombardo, Miguel Mahecha, Carsten Meyer, Marc Paganini, Cassidy Rankine, Duccio Rocchini, Amy Rosenthal, Maria J. Santos, Lucie Viciano
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Index ID 70251084
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Land Change Science