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Towards integrated in situ ecosystem observations - recorded

Mon 29 October from 13:30 to 17:30 in Room C2

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The existing research infrastructures on terrestrial ecosystems provide throughout the world an extensive network of field stations. Their long-term observation of diverse ecosystems delivers critical knowledge to address complex issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss. Lacking overview and coordination of the distributed physical network has so far hampered standardization and collaboration in globally assessing the state and trajectory of ecosystems, specifically building on integrated RS based and in-situ data.

Therefore, GEO is an ideal framework for inventoried next-generation well instrumented sites, standardized protocols, open data sets, calls for a collaborative scientific approach in working on data from multiple sources. Such frontier science is needed to inform policy-makers & planners responsible for sustainably managing ecosystems. While serving the work program of GEO, this coordination effort will benefit from GEO’s leverage potential through its member countries.



International Long Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER)


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