LandSense participants from IIASA, Secure Dimensions, BirdLife International, Sinergise, Wageningen University and the European Crowdfunding Network met with relevant stakeholders last week at the SEO/BirdLife office in Madrid to discuss the different demo cases imbedded into LandSense theme on Forest and Habitat Monitoring. In this theme, the LandSense Citizen Observatory will trigger volunteer networks for in-situ data collection to help monitor protected areas within the Important Bird and Biodiversity Ares (IBAs) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) networks.
The main objectives of the meeting were to get a better understanding of the technical limitations and possibilities within the demo cases and to specify the technical requirements for the service along with the timing for its development. Stakeholders from SEO/Birdlife as well as Burung Indonesia provided an overview of their work and current activities. Their experience was further used to better understand the needs of the locals and how to incentive their participation using LandSense services and the LandSense engagement platform. Further, the current state of the LandSense Change detector service was presented along with primary results for Spain and Indonesia. Learn more here.