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  1. 1. Bert Wolf Jena-Optronik GmbH GlobWetland II A regional pilot project of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands IGARSS 2011 Vancouver, 28 July 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>6 Partners </li></ul><ul><li>+ assistance from: </li></ul><ul><li>2 Universities (Wurzburg and Bonn) </li></ul><ul><li>Wetlands International </li></ul>GlobWetland II project team JOP Germany DLR Germany Keyobs Belgium I-Mage Consult Belgium TerraSphere Netherlands EKBY Greece
  3. 3. <ul><li>International treaty for the conservation and wise use of wetlands adopted in Iranian city Ramsar in 1971 </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve sustainable development by means of national actions and international cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>One of the oldest treaties regarding environmental protection and a particular ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>160 contracting parties that have committed themselves to implement the convention </li></ul><ul><li>1950 designated wetland sites of international importance </li></ul>Ramsar Convention Bodies of the Convention <ul><li>Ramsar secretariat in Glant Switzerland => day-to-day work </li></ul><ul><li>STRP – Scientific and Technical Review Panel => scientific advisory body provide scientific and technical guidance </li></ul><ul><li>COP – Conference of the contracting parties => policy-making body </li></ul>
  4. 4. The primary objective of GlobWetland II is to facilitate the integration of remote sensing into the conservation and management of wetlands The GlobWetland II project contributes to the set up of a Global Wetlands Observing System (G-WOS) as per the strategy 1.2 of the Ramsar Strategic Plan 2009-2015 adopted at last Conference of the Parties, in Changwon, South Korea. Creation of standard and comparable geo-information products (principally based on EO technologies) from country to country about the status and trends in wetlands ecological character; Creation of a common framework/ infrastructure and methods based on remote sensing for harmonizing the implementation and reporting to the Ramsar Convention; GlobWetland II Objectives
  5. 5. <ul><li>The project consortium develops a GW-II Information System on the basis of the User requirements </li></ul><ul><li>The project consortium operates the GW-II Information System (producing a number of pilot products and services) </li></ul><ul><li>The GW-II Information System (and the database) is transferred to the user organisations (Host institution) including training and capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>The user organisations (Host institution) operates the GW-II Information System </li></ul>Develop Operate Transfer DOT Model
  6. 6. T0+6 July 10 T0+14 March 11 T0+8 Sep. 10 T0+20 Oct 11 T0 Jan.10) T0+30 July 12 T0+26 Apr..12 Task T4: Sentinel 2 simulation Task S1a User Requirements Engineering Task S1b Technical Solutions Survey & trade-off Analysis Task S2 System Engineering Task S3 System Implementation and Validation Task S4 Production & System delivery and Training Task S5 Project Phase Out Task3: SAR demonstration FR KO SRR PDR CDR QAR SDR Techn. meeting WS1 WS2 3 Training sessions User / project meetings GlobWetland II schedule
  7. 7. Questionnaire Preference priority given by the countries to the classification systems to be used in the land cover/use maps Software Availability at the Hosting organizations
  8. 8. Palestine Lebanon Jordan Syria Turkey VHR Inventory and delineation SAR WIMI products For 200 test sites and 3 time slots 1975/76, 1990/91 and 2005/06, based on Landsat MSS, TM and ETM+. S 2 Validation Egypt Israel Tunisia Morocco Algeria Libya 200 WIMI 1975/76 1990/91 2005/06 GlobWetland II Map products <ul><li>Wetland Information Maps </li></ul><ul><li>LULC maps </li></ul><ul><li>LULCC maps </li></ul><ul><li>WCR maps </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Ramsar indicator of effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>MedWet indicator of status and trend </li></ul>
  9. 9. GoogleEarth 2009 200 WIMI Testsites
  10. 10. Flexible concept to define the best solution for all users GW-II Information System Remote Sensing GIS Web-GIS ArcGIS and new GW-II Extension GlobWetland II approach system SW
  11. 11. GlobWetland II Toolbox in ArcGIS
  12. 12. 11 NPC STRP, MedWet, EEA, … Local user org. TdV / MWO Project team ESA GlobWetland II users
  13. 13. Deltas Coastal lagoons Freshwater lakes Freshwater marshes Intertidal muds Salinas Chotts Sebkhas Oases … highly diversified ecosystems
  14. 14. RAMSAR wetland Azraq GoogleEarth 2009
  15. 15. Landsat ETM 2003-01-31
  16. 16. On site information from the Technical user meeting Jordan
  17. 17. Technical user meeting Jordan
  18. 18. Technical user meeting Jordan The watershed of Azraq The ground water table of Azraq
  19. 19. Technical user meeting Jordan Azraq 20 and 30 years ago and today Location of the 3 springs in Azraq
  20. 20. Technical user meeting Jordan The dry part of the Wetland Azraq
  21. 21. Technical user meeting Jordan The wet part of the Wetland Azraq
  22. 22. First Mapping results
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  26. 26. Contact: Jena-Optronik GmbH | Pruessingstrasse 41 | 07747 Jena | Germany | www.jena-optronik.de Bert Wolf | Phone +49 3641 200123 | Fax +49 3641 200220 | email bert.wolf@jena-optronik.de Thanks!
  27. 27. Azraq wetland
  28. 28. Azraq wetland