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Today (12 July) Webinar: “From Tree Tops to Coastal Waters – Mapping Coastal Wetlands in Three Dimensions with NASA Data”

Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign 12 July webinar shareable, showing the title and time of the event

The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will be hosting the webinar: “From Tree Tops to Coastal Waters – Mapping Coastal Wetlands in Three Dimensions with NASA Data and a Look at Mangrove Work with Green Heritage Fund Suriname” on Tuesday, 12 July, at 11:00 a.m. EDT (03:00 p.m. UTC; 12:00 p.m. Suriname Time).    

Coastal land and seascapes (seagrasses, mangroves, coral reefs, tidal flats) support the livelihoods of over 3 billion people in 100+ countries; they offer protection from extreme weather events; provide 25 percent of the oceanic carbon pool; and support 25 percent of global biodiversity. Despite their economic and ecological importance, the extent of coastal ecosystems, and the activities that were driving the changes in these ecosystems were poorly quantified. Understanding the spatial patterns of coastal ecosystem structure – both above and below water – are important in valuing the ecosystem services that these areas provide and in predicting the vulnerability to human-caused and natural threats.

In this talk, Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo will show how NASA Earth Observing data and research, including multi-year time-series from Landsat, and terrestrial and underwater elevation data from airborne and space-borne sensors, such as SRTM, GEDI and ICESat-2, help us monitor and these ecosystems in three dimensions and through time, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

During this webinar, we will also hear from Genevieve Sontowinggolo and Monique Pool, from the Green Heritage Fund Suriname, about their work on developing a mangrove protocol and working with local communities in the Districts of Coronie and Nickerie, Suriname, as well as an expansion to a third coastal district in Suriname.

If you are interested in joining the webinar, please send an email to Campaign Lead, Brian Campbell. To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, click here.

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office