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Identification and monitoring Natura 2000 habitats by dynamic segmentation of satellite images

Supervisor: prof. RNDr. Karol Mikula, DrSc.

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Project description:Project aims to build novel botanical, environmental, mathematical and computational methods for determining exact localization and classification of Natura 2000 habitats and for monitoring their dynamics and qualitative changes by using satellite data and dedicated image processing software. The localization, classification and dynamic space-time monitoring will be based on novel methods for filtering, segmentation and tracking of Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data, Sentinel-2 multispectral imaging data and their combination. The image processing software will allow accurate localization of Natura 2000 habitat areas in static and dynamic Earth observation data up to a precision of pixel resolution. Moreover, by the developed software we will be able to monitor continuously the habitat dynamics with alarming option in case of abrupt changes in condition or fragmentation of Natura 2000 protected areas. The methods and software will be developed for localization,classification and monitoring of Natura 2000 habitats in the territory of the Slovak Republic. As the other EU member states are also required to monitor their Natura 2000 habitats, and Slovak Vegetation Database, used for development of our methods and software, is compatible with the databases used in other countries, our methods and software will fit the European Vegetation Database and will have a strong potential to be used for identification and tracking Natura 2000 habitats at least at the European level.
Kind of project:APVV - Všeobecná výzva ()
Department:Department of Mathematics and Constructive Geometry (FCE)
Project identification:APVV-16-0431
Project status:In process of execution
Project start date :01. 07. 2017
Project close date:30. 06. 2021
Number of workers in the project:2
Number of official workers in the project:0