Multi-scale service for monitoring Natura2000 habitats of European community interests (MS.MONINA)
European Community‘s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)
The project is exploring biodiversity, thereby offering remote sensing based monitoring services for observing and managing the state of NATURA 2000 sites and other precious habitats to reduce the loss of biodiversity. Methods combining earth observation (EO) data and in-situ data are defined and implemented with the aim to support public authorities in implementing policies and measures. Pilot applications in a range of study areas all over Europe will demonstrate the value and importance of monitoring for the conservation of biodiversity. The project will support the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) societal benefit area of biodiversity anddemonstrate the power of EO-based methods for monitoring sensitive ecological sites in general.