[Coral-List] Remote sensing, conservation, and sustainable resource apps?
anjalibahuguna30 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 08:05:06 EDT 2012
Yes, RS technologies may be used in conservation and sustainable use of
resources. I have been doing the same for Indian coastal habitats for last
20 yrs. *We map the change*s, the improvement or degradation over time of
various habitats of the coast, like coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass,
etc., and ascertain the causes. We have also assessed the health of the
critical and vital coastal habitats all using Rs technology. Models have
also been prepared to sustainable manage these resources with RS & GIS
being the main tools.
On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Frank Muller-Karger
<carib at marine.usf.edu>wrote:
> Dear colleagues:
> Can we use our science and remote sensing technologies in conservation
> sustainable use of resources? NASA is interested in addressing issues in
> biodiversity, sustainability and conservation biology using remote
> technologies. A group of researchers has been asked to work with their
> different science communities to help define the top 10 questions for
> 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:
> Â· dependent on remote sensing technologies to answer
> Â· answerable through a realistic research design
> Â· allow a factual answer that does not depend on value
> Â· address important gaps in conservation knowledge
> Â· not formulated as a general topic area
> Â· not answerable with â€œit all dependsâ€
> Â· 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,
> carib at marine.usf.edu
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