Earth Observation for Wetlands

  • Use of Niger resources - Copyright Maria Stolk
  • Lake Olobolossat (2016-05-16). Copyright Joy Kivata.
  • Lake Olobolossat (2016-05-16). Copyright Joy Kivata.
  • Lake Olobolossat (2016-05-16). Copyright Joy Kivata.
  • A flock of Egrets feeding, Copyright Wetlands International.
  • The old Hädinge peat bog extraction site with the restored area in lower right hand corner and Lake Kalvasjön in the background. Copyright Bergslagsbild AB.
  • Barrages of fish nets on a tributary near Gourao village, Copyright Wetlands International.
  • Inundation of the IND during the flood season, Copyright Wetlands International.
  • Store Mosse - Lake Kävsjön with peat bog area surrounding Lake Häradsösjön in the background. Photo Bergslagsbild AB.
  • Wetlands system in the Ndiael Reserve in Senegal. Copyright C. Baker. 2013.
  • Restored Akkagoun flood forest, Copyright Wetlands International.
  • IND Use, Copyright Wetlands International


Side Event at UNFCCC COP23

Side event at EU Pavillion at the UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany "Wetlands, Peatlands and Satellites" Date: 11.11.2017, 16:00-17:30 Room: Tallinn The side event will invite to the Satellite based Wetland Observation service (SWOS) with its free tools and portals for wetland/peatland monitoring and services for reporting obligations like SDG 6.6.1 and Ramsar. It will inform about wetland/peatland frameworks, Ramsar priorities for peatlands and how the Project “Peatland Restore” will provide valuable estimations to national decision makers on how much GHG can be mitigated under different scenarios.

SWOS Training workshop invitation

The SWOS Training Workshop will take place from 16 – 18 January 2018 in Munich. The purpose of the training workshop is to teach user organization how to apply and work with satellite data for wetland mapping, how to use the SWOS service components (maps and indicators, software tools and the portal) and to demonstrate how to integrate SWOS products into selected service cases, to support e.g. Ramsar or SDG 6.6.1 reporting.