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Eurosite remote sensing webinar series part 3: European EUNIS habitat suitability, probability modelling and mapping, and the European Vegetation Archive (EVA)

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The webinar will focus on the modelling of EUNIS habitat types. EUNIS stands for European Nature Information System, a classification that comprises all European habitats, even including habitats without vegetation like caves or constructed, industrial and other artificial habitats. It is the most important classification for the European commission to define, map and monitor European ecosystems. As wall to wall maps for EUNIS habitat types are not available, the work discussed in the webinar uses, amongst others, vegetation plot data as observation data and climate, soil, topographic, remote sensed Essential Biodiversity Variables as predictors in Maxent model. The modelling result are so-called suitability maps that are further processed in a different process where high resolution data layers are used to refine the maps to so-called probability maps.

This third webinar in a second Eurosite webinar series on remote sensing will take place on 31 March, 14.00 – 15.00 CET. Please find the possibility to register in the ‘register tab’ below. The webinar will afterwards be made available on the Eurosite website.

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This series of webinars provided by the Eurosite Remote Sensing Support Group focuses on ‘Roles of satellite images in biodiversity conservation’ and involves speakers from the UK, the Netherlands and Spain. The webinars focus on the needs of nature conservation practitioners and are targeted for that audience. The aim of these webinars is to increase the accessibility of remote sensing technologies for biodiversity conservation.

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