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GlobWetland II

A regional pilot project of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Development of a pilot system of the Global Wetlands Observing System (G-WOS) from the Ramsar Convention, for the production of a number of geo-information maps and indicators, over wetland sites and surrounding areas in the coastal catchment basins of the Southern and Eastern countries of the Mediterranean Sea (from Morocco to Turkey).

GlobWetland II
A regional pilot project of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€1,500k
Service Demonstration
Completed
Landsat1/5 : MSS
Landsat 7 : ETM
Landsat 4/5 : TM
ENVISAT : ASAR
www.globwetland.org

The overall objective of the Ramsar convention is the conservation and wise use of wetlands by national actions and international cooperation as a means to achieving sustainable development.

This complex and challenging task requires national, local and international bodies involved in the implementation of the convention to rely on suitable geo-information in order to better understand wetland areas, complete national inventories, perform monitoring activities, carry out assessments and put in practice suitable management plans based on up to date and reliable information.

The GlobWetland II project will contribute to the establishment of a Global Wetlands Observing System (G-WOS) in accordance with the Strategic Plan 2009-2015 of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands adopted as the last Conference of the Parties. The GlobWetland II project aims principally at developing a G-WOS pilot information system for the production of a number of wetland related geo-information maps and indicators, over 200 wetland sites and surrounding areas, selected over the coastal catchment areas of the Southern and Eastern part of the Mediterranean basin, from Morocco to Turkey.

The GlobWetland II project builds on the findings and achievements of its precursor, the GlobWetland I project, which has ran from 2003 until 2008 and has demonstrated how satellite Earth Observation technology can be a cost-effective and productive tool for the Ramsar Convention and for the conservation and management of wetlands in overall.

GW-II Newsletter 1
GW-II Newsletter 2
GW-II Newsletter 3
Jena-Optronik GmbH
KEYOBS
DLR - DFD
EKBY
TerraSphere
I-MAGE
Ramsar STRP
MWO
MoI
MoEnv
Ministry of the Environment - Lebanon :
GDNCNP : General Directorate of Nature Conservation & National Parks
MedWet
INPA
HCEFLCD
EQA
EGA
EEAA
EEA
DGF
ANPE
RSCN
Kathrin Weise
Jena-Optronik Gmbh
Prussingstr. 41
D-07745 Jena
Germany
Tel: +49 3641-200.160
Fax: +49 3641-200.204
Email: kathrin.weise@jena-optronik.de
Marc Paganini
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00046 Frascati (RM)
Italy

Tel: +39 06-941.80563
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: marc.paganini@esa.int