Earth Observation for tropical wetland management to support food security in Rwanda

S. Steinbach, Konrad Hentze, Jonas Franke, Natalie Cornish, Adrian Strauch, Frank Thonfeld, S.J. Zwart, A.D. Nelson

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Abstract

Against the background of population growth and climate change, Sub-Saharan
African (SSA) wetlands are increasingly considered as a possibility to improve food security. Although wetlands are already part of national and regional agricultural policies, there is still an information gap on their location, physical and land use characteristics, which can be closed through remote sensing technology. In order to reflect wetland variability in space and time, the use of time series is imperative. The goals of this study were:
• The development of a mainly automatic EO-based tropical wetland delineation
and characterization scheme which reflects wetland variability
• The creation of national-scale baseline data for Rwanda at a high spatial resolution (10-30 m)
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event9th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing. European Space Agency (ESA) - Louvain, Belgium
Duration: 16 Sep 201920 Sep 2019
http://landtraining2019.esa.int/page_home.php

Workshop

Workshop9th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing. European Space Agency (ESA)
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityLouvain
Period16/09/1920/09/19
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