Report 495 Phase 2
Making Earth Observation Work for UK Biodiversity
(2014)
Medcalf, K.A., Parker, J.A., Turton, N. & Bell, G.
There are a number of national and international policies and legislation which require the UK to undertake habitat surveillance activities at a number of spatial scales. Universally they all call for a better evidence base providing consistent and robust information about land cover and habitats.Surveillance is crucial to provide us with a broad picture of the extent, location and condition of semi-natural habitats across the UK. This knowledge is necessary to enable us to know enough about specific species and habitats of conservation concern to enable us to provide protection, meet our legislative obligations and ensure that sites are managed appropriately.
 

Introduction

 

This project constitutes Phase 2 of a three part research project to establish the practical role EO can play in addressing habitat monitoring and surveillance needs in the UK for priority habitats designated under UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) and Annex I habitats.

The objectives of Phase 2 focussed on:
• developing and testing EO techniques for mapping Annex I and priority habitats;
• developing EO measures that inform on habitat condition.

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Please cite as: Medcalf, K.A., Parker, J.A., Turton, N. & Bell, G. , (2014), Making Earth Observation Work for UK Biodiversity , JNCC Report 495 Phase 2, ISSN 0963 8901