vegetation monitoring

Need for variables to monitor biodiversity from space

Image captured by Sentinel-2A satellite on the vegetation of Northwest Sardinia, Italy (Source: ESA)

There is a need for wider coordination between conservation organizations and space agencies to decide which variables tracked from space can be useful in order to monitor changes in biodiversity on a global scale. It is crucial to identify these changes as they may very well have impacts on the occurrence of natural disasters, such as droughts, landslides, floods and wildfires. 

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Israel: Own satellite to monitor crops from outer space

Thermal image of Israel after a wild fire

Israel has years of experience in satellite communication and navigation. The country is now preparing to launch its first Earth Observation satellite to monitor crops.

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