2015-10-27 Final Review meeting in Frascati, Italy
The Final Review (FR) meeting took place in Frascati, Italy on October 27.
The objectives of the meeting was to review all remaining project deliverables and to present project achievements to ESA and users.
2015-09-22 Diversity II in IUCN Brown Bag Lunch Seminar, Switzerland
Daniel Odermatt (Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH) gave an oral presentation on Diversity II.
2015-07-10 Diversity II in SEFS 99 in Geneva
Daniel Odermatt (Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH) attended 9th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences in order to present the Diversity II project.
2015-07-03 Diversity II in NETLAKE meeting Evian les Bains, France
The NETLAKE meeting Evian les Bains, France was attended by Daniel Odermatt (Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH).
2015-06-18 Diversity II in the International Ocean Colour Science Meeting 2015
Daniel Odermatt (Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH) presented "The Future of Water Quality from Space".
2015-06-05 Diversity II in Sentinel-3 for Science Workshop in Venice
Several presentations was held in order to present the Diversity II project.
2015-04-22 Diversity II in GEO Water Quality Summit in Geneva
The GEO Water Quality Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, was attended and 2 presentations on Diversity II inland waters were given.
2015-03-31 Final products release
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2015-03-18 Diversity II in Mapping Water Bodies from Space conference
Daniel Odermatt (Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH) presented "Biodiversity Indication for 300 Lakes Worldwide Using ENVISAT".
2015-01-29 Diversity II in GEO Water Quality Webinar
This presentation, "Diversity-2 Results", was given by Daniel Odermatt (Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH).
2014-12-17 Service Demonstration Review meeting in Porto
The Service Demonstration Review (SDR) meeting took place in Porto between 16-17 December.
The objectives of the SDR review was to conclude the production of all Diversity II products and to demonstrate that the overall verification of the products are within the specifications.
2014-09-05 Diversity II in the World Lakes Conference in Perugia
The World Lakes Conference (WLC) in Perugia, Italy, was attended and 2 presentations on Diversity II inland waters were given.
2014-07-11 Diversity II Newsletter Issue 4
2014-07-09 2nd Dryland User Consultation Meeting in Bonn, Germany
Experts from UNCCD, SCBD, GEOBON, JRC, national focal points and other scientists met to discuss land productivity indicators. The workshop was considered a big success in reflecting on the essential questions of how to implement which products for the UNCCD and CBD reporting duties. In this way it was extremely useful for the further definition and dissemination of the project outcomes for drylands.
Workshop on Land Productivity Indicators 7-9 July 2014 in Bonn, Germany »
2014-06-30 Release of MPH algorithm plugin for the BEAM toolbox
The revised maximum peak height (MPH) algorithm developed in the scope of Diversity II was released as a plugin for the BEAM toolbox. The algorithm gives estimates of chlorophyll-a for near-coastal and inland waters as well as identification of cyanobacteria blooms and floating vegetation from MERIS L1B data corrected for Rayleigh effects. The MERIS MPH Processor V1.3.3 can be downloaded at http://www.brockmann-consult.de/cms/web/beam/plug-ins?p_p_id=pluginsPortlet_WAR_beampluginsportlet10&version=5.0
2014-05-20 2nd Lake User Consultation Meeting in Frascati, Italy
The 2nd Lake User Consultation Meeting (19-20 May) was an opportunity for stakeholders of lake ecosystems to express suggestions and concerns for further elaboration of the product specifications, and to understand how these products can be used to assess lake condition responses to environmental change.
Lake User Consultation Meeting 19-20 May 2014 in Frascati, Italy »
2013-03-20 Qualification and Acceptance Review meeting in Innsbruck
The team gathered in Innsbruck on 19 - 20 of March for the Qualification and Acceptance Review (QAR) meeting.
The objective of the meeting was the verification that the end-to-end processing chains are compliant with the Requirements Baseline and with the Technical Specification approved at CDR, and are ready for the production.
2014-03-13 Prototype products release
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2014-01-14 GloboLakes / Diversity II / GlaSS Joint Meeting in Stirling
Two Diversity II presentations: Atmospheric Correction and Algorithm Selection.
2013-12-18 Critical Design Review meeting in Hamburg
The Critical Design Review (CDR) meeting took place in Hamburg between 16-18 December.
The principal objective of the CDR was the review and approval of the Technical Specification (TS v2) supported by the prototype products and validation.
2012-11-30 Diversity II Newsletter Issue 3
2013-10-18 CBD SBSTTA 17 meeting in Montreal
Marc Paganini (ESA) highlighted the contribution of remote sensing and observation data in monitoring biodiversity trends. The seventeenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) was held in Montreal. As a subsidiary body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP), SBSTTA is to report regularly to the COP on all aspects of its work.
2013-10-01 Pre Critical Design Review meeting in Esrin
The team gathered in Esrin between 30.09.-1.10.2013 for the Pre Critical Design Review meeting (pre-CDR).
The objectives of the meeting were to agree on the content of the Algorithm Theoretic Baseline document (ATBD v2), the Technical Specification (TS v2) and the Product Quality Report (PQR v1) as well as to discuss the Requirements Baseline document (RB v3).
2013-08-13 Diversity II in the Living Planet Symposium in Edinburgh
Several presentations and poster sessions was held in order to present the Diversity II project. The objective of the Living Planet Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions.
2013-08-09 Diversity II presented at SIL 2013 Congress in Budapest
This presentation, "Earth Observation and Biodiversity in Inland Waters - The ESA Diversity II project", was given by Carsten Brockmann. The 32nd Congress of the International Society of Limnology is devoted to the theme of "Diverse water - rich life".
2013-07-19 Diversity II in the GlobWetland III user consultation workshop in Esrin
The Diversity II project was presented at this workshop. The GlobWetland III project is a major Earth Observation application project that will facilitate the exploitation of satellite observations to support effective management of wetlands and the wise use of associated resources in Africa.
2013-06-28 Preliminary Design Review meeting in Sigtuna, Sweden
The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meeting took place in Sigtuna, Sweden between 27-28 June.
The principal objective of the meeting was to assess to which level the user requirements, as documented in the Requirements Baseline document (RB v2), can be met with the best available scientific solutions for both surface parameter retrievals and indicators.
2013-06-27 User Consultation Workshop in Sigtuna, Sweden
Between 26th and 27th of June the first User Consultation Workshop of the Diversity II project took place in Sigtuna, Sweden.
It was attended by Biodiversity and Earth Observation user communities in order to critically review preliminary products and the validation plan and to review and discuss the Technical Specification (TS v1) and the Product Quality Report (PQR v0).
2013-06-14 Diversity II in the Colour of Water Conference in Uppsala, Sweden
The Diversity II project was presented at the Colour of Water Conference on inland water remote sensing.
2012-05-01 Diversity II Newsletter Issue 2
2013-04-17 System Requirements Review 2 meeting in Innsbruck
The team gathered in Innsbruck on 16 - 17 of April for the second System Requirements Review (SRR2) meeting.
The objectives of the meeting were the finalization and approval of the Requirements Baseline document (RB v1), discussions regarding the Technical Specification (TS v1) and the Products Quality Report (PQR v0) and to prepare the User Consultation Workshop.
2013-02-22 Diversity II in GEO Water Quality Webinar
This presentation, "Diversity II - Inland Lakes", was given by Carsten Brockmann & Daniel Odermatt (Brockman Consult) preceded by a short GEO introduction by Steven Greb.
2012-12-14 System Requirements Review meeting in Stirling
The System Requirements Review (SRR) meeting took place in Stirling between 13-14 December.
One objective of the meeting was the review and approval of the scientifically proved Algorithm Theoretic Baseline document (ATBD v1). Another objective was to give guidance to the consolidation of the Requirements Baseline document (RB v1) in order to verify that the user requirements and the best available retrieval algorithms constitute a good and solid foundation for the system engineering.
2012-12-12 Diversity II in GloboLakes Scientific Workshop in Stirling
The Diversity II project was presented at the first GloboLakes Scientific Workshop. GloboLakes is a five year research programme investigating the state of lakes and their response to climatic and other environmental drivers of change at a global scale.
2012-11-01 Diversity II Newsletter Issue 1
The first newsletter is published in order to introduce the project.
2012-10-16 Side event at COP 11 in Hyderabad, India
The side event "Space observations for inland water biodiversity" showed how satellite observations can contribute to the assessment and monitoring of biodiversity in freshwaters, and in particular in wetlands and in large perennial inland waters (natural lakes and water reservoirs). Organised by the European Space Agency with the participation of the CBD Secretariat, the Ramsar Secretariat and the GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON).
2012-09-20 Kick-off meeting in Hamburg
On 2012-09-20 the official kick-off meeting of the Diversity II project took place in Hamburg. It was attended by ESA and the core partners.