With work package 5, SustainScapes will combine innovative methods and technologies, particularly efficient algorithms, big data mining, and satellite observations. Earth Observations (EO) allow us to detect, study and monitor changes in various aspects of the environment. These include changes in biodiversity, land use, and agricultural production which are important observations for our work across all work packages.
The research in Work Package 5 will focus on mapping and detecting changes in land use and bio-based production since 1850 using historical maps and Earth Observation data retrieved by satellites and aircrafts. They will also develop systems to track changes in vegetation and terrain structure over time using LiDAR and radar technology. Work Package 5 supports Work Packages 1-4 with the purpose of creating a cloud-solution for visualizing changes across landscapes.
The SustainScapes team working on work package 5 consists of a skilled group of experts in data science, GIS, programming, and remote sensing and the purpose is to develop a cloud computing solution that enables quick visualizations of landscapes on Android and iPad devices. Additionally, they will create a geospatial database to provide input for our cloud solution as well as for understanding current and future changes in biodiversity and production in Denmark.