Launch of the Global Mangrove Watch
This World Mangrove Day, the Global Mangrove Alliance and partners are launching the Global Mangrove Watch. The Global Mangrove Watch is the world’s most comprehensive mangrove monitoring tool: an online platform that provides synthesized remote sensing data and tools, built to catalyse the action needed to protect and restore mangroves worldwide. It gives universal access to real-time data on where and what changes there are to mangroves around the world, and highlights why they are valuable in multiple contexts.
At the launch event, the scientists behind its creation will give a live demonstration and walk-through of the tool, as well as sharing stories of how the Global Mangrove Watch is being applied in the field and in policy-making arenas, and how collaborators and the Global Mangrove Alliance will apply it to catalyse action in the future.
Here is the link to register for the launch event: https://ucsd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4k_SgYk5SYaIWvgR3w1Pnw
More information is available in the invitation below.
Live events begin on 27 July 2020
at 15:00 CET with
Global Mangrove Watch: monitoring to catalyse the protection and restoration of mangroves
Organized by Aberystwyth University, soloEO, The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International and the Oak Foundation
Join the minds behind Global Mangrove Watch as they take attendees on a walk-through of the world's most comprehensive mangrove monitoring tool built to catalyse the action needed to protect and restore mangroves.
The 90-minute session will begin with an introduction to the new web-based tool followed by a live demonstration, stories of how Global Mangrove Watch is being applied in the field and in policy-making arenas, and what collaborators envision for the future.
Then join us at 17:00 CET
for a seminar on
The Science Behind Remote Sensing
Organized by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Engineers for Exploration, UC San Diego
Mangroves play a critical role in mitigating climate change impacts and have a need for monitoring to achieve international commitments to sustainability. The accessibility of remote sensing tools has enabled researchers to map these ecosystems at greater coverage and at higher spatial and temporal frequency. The Science Behind Remote Sensing brings together experts in mapping mangrove extent and biomass on local and global scales using remote sensing.
Meet the speakers
Global Mangrove Watch:
monitoring to catalyse the protection and restoration of mangroves
- Emily Landis is Coastal Wetlands Strategy Lead at The Nature Conservancy.
- Lammert Hilarides is Senior Technical Officer, Information Management, at Wetlands International.
- Anne Henshaw is Marine Programme Officerwith Oak Foundation.
- Pieter van Eijk is Programme Head, Coasts & Deltas, at Wetlands International.
- Lilian Nyaega is Programme Officer, Kenya, at Wetlands International East Africa.
- Dr. Pete Bunting is a Reader in Remote Sensing within the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES) at Aberystwyth University.
- Chris Zganjar is an applied scientist on The Nature Conservancy’s Global Climate Change Team.
The Science Behind Remote Sensing
- Dr. Octavio Aburto is an Associate Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a National Geographic Explorer.
- Dr. Ryan Kastner is co-Director of Engineers for Exploration and a Professor at University of California, San Diego.
- Steve Schill is a Lead Scientist for The Nature Conservancy.
- Astrid Hsu is a marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a National Geographic Explorer.
- Dr. Nathan Thomas is a Postdoc at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo is a Research Physical Scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Dr. Caleb Robinson is a Data Scientist at Microsoft.
- Sara Pruckner is an Associate Programme Officer at UNEP-WCMC.
About the organizers
Global Mangrove Watch and the Global Mangrove Alliance
Thriving mangroves are key to the health of nature and effective climate action. Global Mangrove Watch (GMW) is an online platform that provides the remote sensing data and tools for monitoring mangroves necessary for this. It gives universal access to near real-time information on where and what changes there are to mangroves across the world, and highlights why they are valuable.
Coordinated effort across sectors and geographies will accomplish more, faster. Global Mangrove Watch informs the Global Mangrove Alliance, a collaboration of organizations working to increase the world’s mangrove cover 20% by 2030. Learn more at MangroveAlliance.org.
Global Mangrove Watch Partners
With support from the Oak Foundation, DOB Ecology and COmON Foundation, Aberysthwyth university, soloEO, The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International initiated Global Mangrove Watch, working with dozens of universities, NGOs and government agencies across the world.
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The Aburto Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Engineers for Exploration are part of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The Aburto Lab team of post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students dedicated to producing robust research on conservation and resource management issues. Engineers for Exploration is a research group mostly of undergraduate students who develop and use technology to drive the future of exploration. Together they investigate mangrove ecosystems using remote sensing technology and machine learning.