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1st webinar on drone potential for vegetation monitoring — recording available

Credit: Clive Hurford

On Thursday 4 June, the first webinar in a series of Eurosite webinars on remote sensing took place, focusing on drone potential for vegetation monitoring in the Krkonoše mountains. The series kicked-off well with an audience of 125 participants from 71 countries worldwide. 

The better use of science in nature conservation is an important challenge to tackle in European nature conservation. Eurosite aims to contribute in overcoming that challenge by organising this webinar series in which experts provide guidance and information. In cooperation with the Eurosite Remote Sensing Support Group, thist first webinar looked at the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in vegetation mapping. As Mrs. Lucie Kupková made clear in her presentation, this quickly developing technique enables the decrease of costs of field work, and increases its accuracy accordingly. The drones and their software are nowadays quite user-friendly, even for beginners. Drone results mappings are developed in close cooperation with botanists, validating the results on the ground – and can therefore serve as a powerful tool in monitoring and management planning. A recording of the webinar and the flight over subalpine and alpine vegetation in the Krkonoše Mountains is available here

A second webinar ‘An introduction to QGIS for site managers’ will be held on 18 June, 11:00 – 12:30 CET. You can register here. Please keep in mind that the third webinar will take place on 2 July from 11:00 – 12:30 CET.

Photo credit: Clive Hurford