Abstract submission is now open (12 Jul – 12 Sep) for the upcoming online workshop on Earth Observation for Ecosystem Accounting 2022, to take place in the afternoons (13:00 – 17:00 CET Rome time, 07:00 – 11:00 NY time) from 28 Nov to 1 Dec.
The workshop will feature invited talks, open sessions with oral presentations (selected through the above mentioned call for abstracts), group discussions.
The workshop will bring together experts in Earth Observation and experts in Ecosystem Accounting to jointly discuss the key challenges that need to be addressed in order to use Earth Observation in compiling national ecosystem accounts to support national policies.
Main objectives will be:
- introduce the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting framework to the EO community
- present on-going efforts to harness the potential of Earth Observations in ecosystem accounting
- showcase, through open sessions, practical examples of EO applications for Ecosystem Accounting
- review the main challenges lying ahead for an effective use of Earth Observation in compiling national ecosystem accounts.
The workshop will address the use of Earth Observation for ecosystem accounts in all realms, from terrestrial, freshwater, coastal to marine ecosystems. Focus will be on Ecosystem Extent accounts, Ecosystem Condition accounts, Ecosystem Services accounts, Thematic accounts, and Ecosystem Accounting operationalization.
Read more in the workshop dedicated website.