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New handbook: “Using Satellite Images for Wetland Management and Planning in Africa”

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Together with wetland managers from over twenty African countries and Jena-Optronik GmbH the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) has developed a handbook for the use of satellite images for wetland management in Africa as part of a research and development project. Satellite images can be used in many ways worldwide: For example, to record temporal and spatial changes in the use of wetlands or in water quality and quantity, even in areas that are difficult to access, or to plan and communicate conservation measures. The new handbook introduces the GEOclassifier software, which is available free of charge, and includes numerous case studies from African wetlands.
Satellite image of a dynamic coastal landscape.
Sentinel-2 satellite image of the Northwest coast of Madagascar and the Mahavavy-Kinkony Reserve

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