Diversity II. Carsten Brockmann Diversity II Project Manager Brockmann Consult, Germany. Team & Key People. Consultants. Carsten Brockmann. Daniel Odermatt. Ute Gangkofner. José Brito. Per Wramner. Kai Sörensen. Kurt Günther. Rasmus Fensholt. Sampsa Koponen. Steve Greb.
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Diversity II Project Manager
Brockmann Consult, Germany
Dramatic environmental problems affecting our planet have mobilised governments, scientists and environmental organisations over the world.
As a result, several Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) have been signed that aim at reducing environmental degradation.
Year 2010, International Year of Biodiversity
May 2010, Global Biodiversity Outlook 3“2010 targets have not been met”“State of Biodiversity:Collective failure”
Sept 2010, UNGA 65th Session“first high level meeting on Biodiversity”
Oct 2010, UNCBD COP-10, Nagoya“new strategic plan for the coming decade with a 2020 mission and a 2050 vision”
June 2012: Rio+20 Earth SummitUnited Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
The Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO)
Five main pressures continue to affect biodiversity and are either constant or increasing in intensity:
Unsustainable use and overexploitation of natural resources
Invasive alien species
Natural habitats continue to decline in extentand in integrity
CBDglobal headline indicators to assess progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target
UNCBD COP VII, decision VII/30
Contribute to the CBD programs of work on the biological diversity of respectively inland water and drylands ecosystems,
global assessment of the availability of freshwater and of its quality with the provision of key observations over large perennial inland waters (lakes and reservoirs)
assessment of the status and trends of the biological diversity in dry and sub-humid lands.
Time series Lake Victoria for the parameters height difference (red) and volume difference (blue)
Coverage of RLH products, Rivers and Lakes Project
Standard Water Mask
SAR Water Bodies
MERIS tie point grid: GTOPO30 based,
AMORGOS precise geolocation not applicable
BEAM Processor: SRTM based,
taken into account
Water surfaces are temporal variable
In radar backscatter (wind induced
Analysis of ASAR WS full mission
Original resolution: 150
Consolidated product at 300m,
matching MERIS FR
LWST in BEAM
Example for LSWT, CHI2, ERR_LSWT, VAR_LSWT, Lake Victoria
Turbidity, Lake Peipsi, Estonia
All MERMAID Samples
AAOT Northern AdriaticSea
Acknowledgement to all MERMAID Pis for in-situ data (full list see hermes.acri.fr/mermaid) and ESA, ACRI-ST, ARGANS for access to the MERMAID system
Lake Bolmen area
The diversity in a lake is described by the numberof species and the total biomass in the system, buttodefinethis for all lakes is ”mission impossible” and today generalisations and groupsof organisms areused in best case.
“A variable of particular value for biodiversity is habitat heterogeneity”, but…
On a global scale, it is suggested that loss of habitat is the single biggest factor behind the reduction of the number of species.
A method has been suggested to divide the lake ecosystems in different main habitat, which can provide a framework for continuous measurements of biodiversity, both also in themselves provide a clear indication of how divers a lake ecosystem is.
”Suggestions on indicators for biologicaldiversity in water”, SEPA
The main division in threehabitas is based on light and substrateavailability:
Suggestion: A lake with all habitats probably exhibits a higher biodiversity than lakes with fewer habitats. The areal distribution of the habitascan be a good indication of the potential biodiversity, assuming that a uniform size distribution between habitats indicates a higher diversity than if a single habitat is very dominant.
processing at BC premises using BEAM/
Species range maps
World Lake Database
Biodiversity indicators (species richness, number of endemics, concentrations of chlorophyll, etc)
Diversity-Inland Water products (DEL-2)
Diversity II products quality report (DEL-7)
IUCN range polygons