[Coral-List] Remote sensing, conservation, and sustainable resource apps?
southern_caribbean at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 29 15:45:11 EDT 2012
Can the scope and technical platforms and delivery systems for the remote sensing technologies usage be made more specific?
There are already hundreds of research initiatives underway to combine in essence data collection from remote sensing devices, handheld measuring devices, such as smart phones, tablets, notebooks and netbooks all equipped with either plugged in peripherals or wirelessly linked devices for data capture, most of these combining geospatial data and locational data.
In addition the scope of usages and end-users needs to be more specific.
In essence this initiative to bring remote sensing technologies into the field of ICT for development, which includes biodiversity monitoring conservation and sustainable development is just one of hundreds of initiatives.
I would also suggest looking at the UN Big Data initiative at http://unglobalpulse.org/technology and of course also check the W3C website (www.w3c.org and Eclipse Foundation website www.eclipse.org for useful insights into existing projects that may be relevant.
And last but not least http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/projects/home_en.html.
In this field it is best not to reinvent the wheel but join forces with other projects planned or in progress.
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From: Frank Muller-Karger <carib at marine.usf.edu>
To: coral-list at coral..aoml.noaa.gov
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:43 AM
Subject: [Coral-List] Remote sensing, conservation, and sustainable resource apps?
Can we use our science and remote sensing technologies in conservation and
sustainable use of resources? NASA is interested in addressing issues in
biodiversity, sustainability and conservation biology using remote sensing
technologies. A group of researchers has been asked to work with their
different science communities to help define the top 10 questions for which
solutions would require remote sensing methods.
If you could, please send ideas on questions directly relevant to
conservation (and specifically not on questions of technological
advancements) before September 15. If it is easier to provide input by
phone, let me know and let's coordinate a phone call.
Our specific guidance is that questions should be:
· dependent on remote sensing technologies to answer
· answerable through a realistic research design
· allow a factual answer that does not depend on value judgments
· address important gaps in conservation knowledge
· not formulated as a general topic area
· not answerable with “it all depends”
· unlikely to be answerable with yes or no
Some guidance on what this group would be looking for can be found in:
Sutherland, W. J., Adams, W. M., Aronson, R. B., Aveling, R., Blackburn, T.
M., Broad, S., Ceballos, G., et al. (2009). One Hundred Questions of
Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity.
Conservation Biology, 23(3), 557-567
Thank you very much for your feedback.
carib at marine.usf.edu
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