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GlobWetland

Development and demonstration of a standardised information service based on EO technology to support the implementation of the RAMSAR Convention

Development, implementation, validation, delivery and assessment of an information service based on EO technology, to support national authorities and wetland managers in implementing the RAMSAR Convention and managing wetlands worldwide.

GlobWetland
Development and demonstration of a standardised information service based on EO technology to support the implementation of the RAMSAR Convention
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€1,150k
Service Demonstration
Completed
ENVISAT : ASAR
Landsat 7 : ETM
SPOT 5 : HRG
SPOT 5 : HRS
ENVISAT : MERIS
IRS-1C : PAN
ERS-1/2 : SAR
Landsat 4/5 : TM

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.

Achieving the vision of the Ramsar Convention is a complex and challenging task. It requires that all the national and international bodies involved in the implementation of the Convention have access to suitable information to better understand wetland areas, their processes and their significance in the global environment; to manage efficiently wetland areas so that they may yield the greatest continuous benefit to present and future generations; to inform the general public and policy makers of the importance of wetlands and promote their conservation and protection worldwide. Existing and future Earth Observation technology may play an increasingly important role in supporting these activities.

In this context, and encouraged by the interest of the user community and the Ramsar Bureau, the Agency decided to initiate the GlobWetland project. The primary objectives of the GlobWetland project was the development of a user-tailored information service based on EO technology to support national and local authorities in reporting to the Ramsar Convention and managing wetlands worldwide.

The GlobWetland project has been conceived as a user-oriented project. Therefore, the project has been built up around the information requirements provided by a User Group made up of the National Authorities responsible for the implementation of the Ramsar Convention in several countries worldwide.

Workshop Proceedings, ESA SP-634, November 2006.
GlobWetland Product User Handbook
GlobWetland Final Report
MICROSOFT Canada
MICROSOFT Netherlands
RSS
WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL
SYKE
Min. Env. Italy - NCD
Min. Env. Greece
Min. Env. Ecuador
Min. Ecology and Land Use - Moscow
MARM
LCBC
KWS
IFEN
IECB
ICNB
EEAA
DGF
DEAT
CWS
CSE
Agroscope
MMA - Ministerio de Medio Ambiente : Direccion General de Conservacion de la Naturaleza
Ministry of Agriculture : Nature Management & Fisheries - Netherlands
Kevin Jones
Atlantis-Scientific Inc.
20 Colonnade Road, Suite 110
Nepean, Ontario
ON K2E 7M6
CANADA
Tel: +613 727-1087
Fax: +613 727-5853
Email: kevin.jones@atlantis-scientific.com
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