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DOPA at FOSS4G 2018 - Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

The DOPA team will run a workshops at FOSS4G 2018 in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) the 28th of Agust showing hands-on examples based on our experiences in developing the Digital Observatory of Protected Areas (DOPA) and the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) project. Using case studies in Africa, we will cover data entry using OpenStreetMap tools, data management and processing in PostGIS, delivering information via REST services and through GeoServer, and putting this together in a simple web application using LeafletJS. We hope to encourage the use of such tools and methods not only for protected areas and conservation, but more broadly in the natural resource management and sustainable development domains. More info at https://2018.foss4g.org/



Updated date: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:10

5th European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB2018)

The DOPA team will be presenting some of the most recent DOPA applications and indicators at the forthcoming 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB2018) in Jyväskylä, Finland, on 12th - 15th of June 2018 (https://conbio.org/mini-sites/eccb2018/). In particular, Santiago Saura will give two oral presentations on DOPA. The first presentation, entitled "DOPA Explorer 2.0: A web based tool assessing all large protected areas in support to conservation policies", will be given on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th of June within the ECCB2018 session on protected areas, and will cover the main features, types of indicators and functionalities of the recently released DOPA Explorer 2.0 application. The second presentation entitled "Protected area connectivity shortfalls and country-level priorities: global and European insights", will be given on the afternoon of Friday 15th of June, within the symposium "Connectivity Conservation - safeguarding the future in a matrix of human-dominated landscapes", and will cover the most recent results of the Protected Connected (ProtConn) indicator in DOPA, globally and at the European level, and will provide an overview of the planned future developments of this indicator.


Updated date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 08:59

Latest updates to DOPA Explorer 2.0

1) To celebrate Natura 2000 (Natura 2000 day is 21st of May), the largest network of protected areas in the world, we provide end-users with new means to display the protected areas that are part of this network (see drop down menu from the Protected Area tab). 
 
2) IUCN management category: DOPA Explorer provides now more details about each of the IUCN management categories associated to the protected areas documented in the DOPA. 
 
3) The built-up pressures computed globally for each protected area larger than 50 km2 have been assessed with a brand new version of the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) developed at JRC. The associated fact sheet has been updated accordingly. See also http://ghsl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ 

Updated date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 15:42

DOPA Explorer 2.0 is out!

It is beautiful, it smiles on your PC and your mobile phones...

DOPA Explorer 2.0, the most advanced global information system characterizing the world’s protected areas has seen the light in Ispra, Italy, on the 15th of February 2018 at 16:58 GMT + 1 at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission with the help of the UNEP-WCMC, the IUCN and BirdLife International.

It weights 22 897 species, 23 863 protected areas, went trough 7 597 677 intersections protected areas/species, uses Terra bytes of imagery on forests, surface water, built-up areas, ... and so much more.

DOPA Explorer 2.0 is out now at http://dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu/explorer/ and we expect it to grow fast over the next months by becoming multilingual, addressing regional reporting needs and by addressing Key Biodiversity Areas.

See birth certificate at

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/science-update/dopa-explorer-20-better-infor...

The parents are all well but exhausted...


Updated date: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 13:18

New publications

New publications from the team have just been published in scientific journals and are open access to everyone.
 
  • Saura, S., Bertzky, B., Bastin, L. Battistella, Mandrici, A., Dubois, G. (2018). Protected area connectivity: shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities.  Biological Conservation, 219: 53-67 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.12.020
  • Herrera, L.P., Sabatino, M.C., Jaimes, F.R., Saura, S. (2017). Landscape connectivity and the role of small habitat patches as steppingstones: an assessment of the grassland biome in Southern Pampa, Argentina. Biodiversity and Conservation https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1416-7

 

 


Updated date: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 13:18

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