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BfN Schriften 613 - Using Satellite Images for Wetland Management and Planning in Africa. A Handbook for Wetland Managers and Practitioners

This handbook aims to demonstrate how satellite images can support information-based management and planning of wetlands, with a focus on Africa. It serves as a manual and roadmap on how to use available remote sensing data and tools for wetland planning and management challenges. However, the handbook is also applicable to other ecosystems and regions outside of Africa.
Herausgeber/Herausgeberin
Kathrin Weise, Bettina Hedden-Dunkhorst and Simone Wulf
Publikationsjahr
2021
Heft Nr.
613
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
73
ISBN
978-3-89624-374-4
DOI
10.19217/skr613

Beschreibung

The handbook was developed specifically for wetland managers and practitioners. It aims to facilitate the uptake of satellite-based approaches by showcasing their applicability and providing concrete examples to guide and inspire their implementation. The manual specifically refers to the GEOclassifier toolbox which was developed for wetland managers in the context of several internationally funded projects. This toolbox is available free of charge. It can be used, for example, to display and analyse satellite images and to map or classify wetland extents and conditions and changes thereof. The resulting satellite products can help to visualize improvements or degradation of wetlands, plan and discuss management measures and foster communication among experts and stakeholders or with the general public. This handbook has been prepared as part of the research and development project “Wetland-Afrika”. 

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