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5th Natura 2000 monitoring workshop – part 2


From 23-25 May 2022, it is time for the second part of the 5th Natura 2000 monitoring workshop in Zagreb, Croatia. The event will also serve as a Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process networking event.Where part 1 took place virtually in the fall of 2021 due to Covid, we are excited to invite you to this in-person second part of the workshop, which focuses 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 and trainers in the field 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 second part is a follow-up of the theoretical workshop that was held on 15 November 2021. A recording of part 1 is available on the Eurosite YouTube channel.

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