New paper on how satellite remote sensing can contribute to global biodiversity monitoring


The Kunming-Montreal global biodiversity framework (GBF) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) provides a set of ambitious long-term goals (to be achieved in 2050) and specific targets (for 2030) for monitoring biodiversity change globally. We suggest that the scientific community has major opportunities to contribute to advancing terrestrial biodiversity monitoring with satellite remote sensing, namely by refining satellite remote sensing products associated with ecosystem distribution, live cover fraction and species distributions, and by creating new satellite remote sensing products associated with plant physiology and primary productivity. The paper is available here.