5th Natura 2000 monitoring workshop: Part 1
On 15 November 2021 from 11:00 – 15:30 CET the first part of the 5th Natura 2000 monitoring workshop will take place virtually and focus on the effects of observer variation on field monitoring data and integrating new technologies for monitoring in Natura 2000 site management.
The workshop will illustrate which aspects of our traditional methods of data collection provide the most reliable data and which can be improved by integrating new technologies. Speakers will demonstrate how we can complement traditional field data with data from new technologies and Earth observation and provide timely feedback into the management of Natura 2000 sites. Furthermore, the workshop will explore the potential for incorporating a) satellite data, e.g. from Sentinels 1 and 2 and from higher resolution platforms such as RapidEye, and b) drone data, including LiDAR, hyperspectral and multispectral data. We will also look at the potential advantages of using phone apps to augment field data collection and aid the interpretation of remote images.
This webinar is the first part of the complete workshop and focuses on theory. In 2022, the second part of the Natura 2000 workshop will take place in Croatia, focusing on the more practical use of new technologies in the field.