[Coral-List] Remote sensing, conservation, and sustainable resource apps?

Frank Muller-Karger carib at marine.usf.edu
Wed Aug 29 08:43:08 EDT 2012

   Dear colleagues:
   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.
   Best regards,
   [1]carib at marine.usf.edu

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