VEGETATION MAPPING AND BIOMASS ESTIMATION WITH MODERN REMOTE SENSING METHODS IN ORDER TO FULFIL THE COUNTRY’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC) AND THE KYOTO PROTOCOL

Abstract: 

Biomass values are important inputs to models for the assessment of absorption of greenhouse gases, as required for the country's obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. Today biomass is calculated using allometric equations, i.e. equations for calculating biomass from breast height diameter and height of trees, while the scrub, grassland and the non-tree crops biomass values are obtained experimentally.

The proposed research will evaluate the possibilities and limitations of panchromatic, multispectral, hyperspectral and microwave remote sensing and photogrammetry for the calculation of different species biomass found in Greece. Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry methodologies are advantageous over allometric equations in terms of time and cost.

AIM: Exploration and evaluation of different methods of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry using various remote sensing data to map natural and agricultural vegetation and to accurately calculate biomass. The results will be published in prestigious international journals.

WORKPACKAGES

  1. Project Management.
  2. Problem analysis and data collection.
  3. Development of Remote Sensing methodologies for mapping vegetation types and species.
  4. Development of Remote Sensing methodologies for assessing vegetation spatial density.
  5. Development of photogrammetry and Remote Sensing methodologies for estimating mean tree height.
  6. Biomass estimation per vegetation category and type.
  7. Assessment of developed methods and dissemination of the results.

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Extensive evaluation of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry data and methodologies to be developed for individual parameters of vegetation species/groups and biomass (i.e. cover, density, height).
  • Operational evaluation of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry methods to respond to the formal obligations of the country to the Kyoto Protocol.

Project info

Acronym:
TELE-KYOTO
Coordinating Institution:
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Scientific Coordinator:
Gitas Ioannis
Research Team 2 Leader:
Tsakiri-Strati Maria
Research Team 3 Leader:
Radoglou Kalliopi
Research Team 4 Leader:
Karathanassi Vassilia
Research Team 5 Leader:
Raftoyiannis Ioannis

Stats

I.D.:
204
Mis:
377293
Duration (months):
42
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΛΑ9-84Ν

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