5. Land Cover / Land Use for environmental monitoring.

This task is dealing with evaluation of suitability of CLMS and enhanced LCLU available in the form of web application, for environmental monitoring, biodiversity mapping and monitoring, how the CLMS data can be integrated with existing national monitoring activities.
Coordinated by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO).

Specific Tasks:
Task 5.1. HRL Water and wetness (HRL-WAW)
Task 5.2: Vegetation along streams and waterways
Task 5.3: High nature value grassland
Task 5.4: Preparation of landscape audits

We have finalised the first deliverable: Report containing information on the potential, accuracy (thematic and geometric) of Copernicus HRL-WAW for assessment of agricultural landscapes and Ecological Focus Areas.

Poland – Lake shoreline (a) WAW four classes, (b) result of the comparison of WAW and BDOT-PTWP, and (c, d) BDOT-PTWP overlay on the aerial orthophoto and Sentinel-2, respectively.

Ongoing activities:
Currently we are focusing on the analysis of the vegetation along the streams and waterways as they are important for biodiversity. We are investigating various Copernicus products in particularly HRL Water&Wetness, Tree Cover Density, Dominant Leaf Type, Small Woody Features as well as local component – Riparian Zones. The results from Poland and Norway will be compared as a means to describe and understand the content of the dataset and its relevance for environmental monitoring. 

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