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Remote sensing for mapping natural habitats and their conservation status – New opportunities and challenges

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Remote sensing for mapping natural habitats and their conservation status – New opportunities and challenges. / Corbane, Christina; Lang, Stefan; Pipkins, Kyle; Alleaume, Samuel; Deshayes, Michel; Garcia Millan, Virginia Elena; Strasser, Thomas; Vanden Borre, Jeroen; Spanhove, Toon; Förster, Michael.

In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION, 05.2015.

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Corbane, Christina ; Lang, Stefan ; Pipkins, Kyle ; Alleaume, Samuel ; Deshayes, Michel ; Garcia Millan, Virginia Elena ; Strasser, Thomas ; Vanden Borre, Jeroen ; Spanhove, Toon ; Förster, Michael. / Remote sensing for mapping natural habitats and their conservation status – New opportunities and challenges. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION. 2015.

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title = "Remote sensing for mapping natural habitats and their conservation status – New opportunities and challenges",
abstract = "Safeguarding the diversity of natural and semi-natural habitats in Europe is one of the aims set out by theHabitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild faunaand flora) and one of the targets of the European 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, and is to be accomplishedby maintaining a favourable conservation status. To reach this aim a high-level understanding of thedistribution and conditions of these habitats is needed. Remote sensing can considerably contributeto habitat mapping and their observation over time. Several European projects and a large number ofscientific studies have addressed the issue of mapping and monitoring natural habitats via remote sensingand the deriving of indicators on their conservation status. The multitude of utilized remote sensingsensors and applied methods used in these studies, however, impede a common understanding of whatis achievable with current state-of-the-art technologies. The aim of this paper is to provide a synthesison what is currently feasible in terms of detection and monitoring of natural and semi-natural habitatswith remote sensing. To focus this endeavour, we concentrate on those studies aimed at direct mappingof individual habitat types or discriminating between different types of habitats occurring in relativelylarge, spatially contiguous units. By this we uncover the potential of remote sensing to better understandthe distribution of habitats and the assessment of their conservation status in Europe.",
author = "Christina Corbane and Stefan Lang and Kyle Pipkins and Samuel Alleaume and Michel Deshayes and {Garcia Millan}, {Virginia Elena} and Thomas Strasser and {Vanden Borre}, Jeroen and Toon Spanhove and Michael F{\"o}rster",
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issn = "0303-2434",
publisher = "International Institute for Aerial Survey and Earth Sciences",

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AU - Alleaume, Samuel

AU - Deshayes, Michel

AU - Garcia Millan, Virginia Elena

AU - Strasser, Thomas

AU - Vanden Borre, Jeroen

AU - Spanhove, Toon

AU - Förster, Michael

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