This joint Eurosite-CCW workshop will be held in English at The Dragon Hotel in Swansea over three days in March 2013. The workshop will comprise a series of indoor presentations, question and answer opportunities, with optional site visits on the third day.  This event is inclusive and offers important networking opportunities.

The indoor sessions will focus on the following themes:

Session 1 – Monitoring case studies for Natura 2000 habitats and species;

Session 2 – The role of remote sensing in monitoring. This session will centre on a practical workshop demonstrating:  a) how to access appropriate open-sourced software, b) where to find existing images of your sites / region, and c) how to integrate these to best effect. This practical session will be reinforced by a small number of case studies;

Session 3 – The role of ‘citizen science’ in habitat and species monitoring – principles and case studies.

More information:

For more information about a new approach to Natura 2000 site monitoring using earth observation data, please download the document "Lucas_et_al_BIOSOS"

For additional information on how to use the ImageJ Macro Enhance, please download the documents "Using the ImageJ Macro Enhance" and "Enhance_image.txt"

Tuesday 12th March:

‘Setting the scene’, Angelika Rubin, DG Environment, European Commission

‘Non-invasive large-scale monitoring for large carnivore management across Scandinavia’, Michael Schneider, Västerbotten County Administration, Sweden

‘Monitoring the narrow-mouthed whorl snail (Vertigo angustior) in sand dunes in the Netherlands’, Wouter Langhout, Natuurmonumenten, the Netherlands

‘Monitoring Natura 2000 habitats in Finland’, Jussi Päivinen, Natural Heritage Services, Metsähallitus, Finland

‘Iteratio: from vegetation map to abiotic patterns and processes’, Jan Holtland, Staatsbosbeheer, the Netherlands

‘Unmanned Aerial Systems: their application for wildlife monitoring.’ Mara Mulero Pazmany, Aeromab Project, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain

‘Monitoring of Natura 2000 sites in Sweden.’ Anders Haglund, Ekologigruppen, Sweden

Wednesday 13th March:

‘The observation and vegetation module in CMSi’, Menno van Zuijen, Natuurmonumenten / (GBNL), the Netherlands

Entry-level remote sensing workshop – How to access remote sensing images for your sites and where to download open-sourced software for image interpretation. Alan Brown, CCW, UK

‘BIOSOS Workshop: An introduction to the use of Earth Observation (EO) data for Natura 2000 monitoring’, Richard Lucas, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom

Integrating remote sensing and field recording at Doñana in SW Spain. Ricardo Diaz-Delgado, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain

‘Estimation of coverage and status of infrequent habitats with a two-phase sampling design in Sweden’, Hans Gardfjell, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

‘Developing habitat monitoring protocols for volunteers’, Clive Hurford, Countryside Council for Wales, United Kingdom

‘Monitoring the management of the mountain meadows in Krkonoše’, Stanislav Brezina, Krkonoše National Park, Czech Republic

‘Monitoring common plant species using volunteers and suggestions for adapting the methodology for use on Natura 2000 sites’, Sue Southway, Plantlife, United Kingdom