Search project 

GlobWetland II

A regional pilot project of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Development of a pilot system of the Global Wetlands Observing System (G-WOS) from the Ramsar Convention, for the production of a number of geo-information maps and indicators, over wetland sites and surrounding areas in the coastal catchment basins of the Southern and Eastern countries of the Mediterranean Sea (from Morocco to Turkey).

Project References
 Name GlobWetland II
 Title A regional pilot project of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Glob-series
International Conventions
 Cost €1,500k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status In progress (since 2010)
Landsat 4/5 : TM
Landsat 7 : ETM
Landsat1/5 : MSS
Project Description
 Web site

The overall objective of the Ramsar convention is the conservation and wise use of wetlands by national actions and international cooperation as a means to achieving sustainable development.

This complex and challenging task requires national, local and international bodies involved in the implementation of the convention to rely on suitable geo-information in order to better understand wetland areas, complete national inventories, perform monitoring activities, carry out assessments and put in practice suitable management plans based on up to date and reliable information.

The GlobWetland II project will contribute to the establishment of a Global Wetlands Observing System (G-WOS) in accordance with the Strategic Plan 2009-2015 of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands adopted as the last Conference of the Parties. The GlobWetland II project aims principally at developing a G-WOS pilot information system for the production of a number of wetland related geo-information maps and indicators, over 200 wetland sites and surrounding areas, selected over the coastal catchment areas of the Southern and Eastern part of the Mediterranean basin, from Morocco to Turkey.

The GlobWetland II project builds on the findings and achievements of its precursor, the GlobWetland I project, which has ran from 2003 until 2008 and has demonstrated how satellite Earth Observation technology can be a cost-effective and productive tool for the Ramsar Convention and for the conservation and management of wetlands in overall.

 Results GW-II Newsletter 1
GW-II Newsletter 2
GW-II Newsletter 3
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor JOP : Jena-Optronik GmbH
 Subcontractors DLR - DFD : German Aerospace Centre - German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
EKBY : Greek Biotope Wetland Centre
I-MAGE : I-MAGE Consult
TerraSphere : TerraSphere Imaging & GIS B.V.
User Partnership
 Users ANPE : National Agency of Environment Protection
DGF : Directorate General of Forests
EEA : European Environment Agency
EEAA : Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
EGA : Environment General Authority
EQA : Environment Quality Authority
GDNCNP : General Directorate of Nature Conservation & National Parks
HCEFLCD : Haut Commissariat Marocain aux Eaux & Forets et la Lutte contre la Desertification, Division des Parcs et Reserves Naturelles
INPA : Israel Nature and Parks Authority
MedWet : Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative
MoEnv : Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection Directorate
MoI : Ministry of Irrigation, Water Quality Monitoring Directorate
MWO : Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory
Ramsar STRP : Ramsar Convention, Scientific and Technical Review Panel
RSCN : Royal Society for The Conservation of Nature
Contact Points
 Project Manager Kathrin Weise
Jena-Optronik Gmbh
Prussingstr. 41
D-07745 Jena
Tel: +49 3641-200.160
Fax: +49 3641-200.204
 Technical Officer Marc Paganini
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00046 Frascati (RM)

Tel: +39 06-941.80563
Fax: +39 06-941.80552

 Copyright 2000 - 2011 © European Space Agency. All rights reserved.