Report on Habitat Maps, BIO_SOS Biodiversity Multisource Monitoring System: from Space TO Species

Laurent Durieux, Richard Lucas, Andrea Beraldi, Damien Arvor, Vasiliki Kosmidou, Valeria Tomaselli, Maria Adamo, Christine Tarantino, Benedetto Biagi, Francesco Lovergine, Palma Blonda, Rob H G Jongman, Panayotis Dimopoulos, Maria Petrou

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D5.1, titled Habitat Maps is the first deliverable of WP5 and focuses on habitat mapping in continuity with WP6 D6.10 (Software for Habitat Maps Production from Land Cover/Use (LC/LU) Classes). D5.1 includes: o An introduction to semantic nets as the framework to describe LC/LU and GHC classes of interest to the project. o Two case studies with the instantiation of the mapping LCCS to GHC maps as an advancement of the work reported in D6.10. In particular, some of the ambiguities related to LCCS-GHC mapping are solved for two sites (i.e., Cors Fochno (Borth Bog and estuarine complex) in Wales (UK) and Le Cesine (IT4) in Italy) by using external information. For the first site, an LC/LU map in LCCS taxonomy was obtained by analyzing high resolution (HR) Earth Observation (EO) (i.e., Landsat and SPOT sensor) data, which was then translated into a map of GHCs. For the 2nd site (IT4), a pre-existing LC/LU map, derived from photo-interpretation of an ortophoto dated 2006 and in field campaigns dated 2007-2008 at 1:5000 scale was translated into a corresponding map of GHCs, since at this stage of the project the development of the 2nd EODHaM stage of the system for automatic VHR LC/LU maps production is still in progress. o The mapping of LCCS/GHCs maps into Annex 1 habitats for the IT4 site. In addition, a key is proposed for non-Annex 1 habitat included in the IT4 Natura 2000 site, which are of great interest to the Users of Mediterranean sites.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


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