EARTH OBSERVATION & GIS


REFERENCES

LC 2021, LC 2018 & LC 2015 – Update of the land cover map of Luxembourg

In the frame of the ESA-funded project “Land Information System – Luxembourg (LIS-L)” space4environment developed a concept and methodology for a separate land cover and land use mapping based on aerial photography. After the successful implementation for the reference year 2015, space4environment also implemented the updates for the years 2018 and 2021 (on-going).


GRETA - Green infrastructure: Enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services for territorial development

The ESPON GRETA project aimed at providing policy recommendations for the integration of green infrastructure into territorial development programmes. Together with European partners space4environment developed a conceptual approach for mapping the distribution of (potential) green infrastructure in Europe and its multifunctionality with respect to several ecosystem services. In addition, synergies and trade-offs of these ecosystem services have been assessed and analysed, both on the European scale as well as for more than 10 case study areas.

space4environment was responsible for the development of the approach for mapping the distribution of potential urban green infrastructure and its multifunctionality, both on the landscape as well as the city level.

In 2022, space4environment implemented a spin-off of the GRETA project for Latvia, together with one of the GRETA partners. In this spin-off process, an in-depth analysis and characterisation of GI in Latvia was undertaken, focusing on the spatial analysis on the one hand and an analysis of supply and demand on the other hand.


Behavioural analysis: grazing use of water buffalo and Galloway cattle in wetland management

In the context of a programme of monitoring the grazing behaviour of water buffalos and Galloway cattle for wetland management by the Administration de la nature et des forêts space4environment equipped 10 animals with GPS collars and analysed their movement patterns over a period of 6 months.

In a follow-up project the monitoring has been extended for a second year including a more in-depth analysis of the impact of the grazing behaviour on the vegetation.


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