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Measuring vulnerability to promote disaster-resilient societies: Conceptual frameworks and definitions
This chapter stresses the need for a paradigm shift from quantification and analysis of the hazard to the identification, assessment and ranking of vulnerabilities. It underlines the importance ofExpand
Remote Sensing of Mangrove Ecosystems: A Review
This review paper is to provide a comprehensive overview and sound summary of all of the work undertaken, addressing the variety of remotely sensed data applied for mangrove ecosystem mapping, as well as the numerous methods and techniques used for data analyses, and to further discuss their potential and limitations. Expand
Derivation of biomass information for semi-arid areas using remote-sensing data
The impact of changes in vegetation biomass on the global ecosystem and the future evolution of possible climate change is of high relevance. Above-ground biomass (AGB) influences environmentalExpand
Urban Footprint Processor—Fully Automated Processing Chain Generating Settlement Masks From Global Data of the TanDEM-X Mission
The novel implementation of a fully automated processing system for the delineation of human settlements worldwide based on the SAR data acquired in the context of the TDM to provide highly accurate geo-data for an improved global mapping of human settlement. Expand
Breaking new ground in mapping human settlements from space – The Global Urban Footprint
Abstract Today, approximately 7.2 billion people inhabit the Earth and by 2050 this number will have risen to around nine billion, of which about 70% will be living in cities. The population growthExpand
Monitoring urbanization in mega cities from space
Abstract Mega cities, the largest category of urban agglomerations, attract considerable attention because of their population size, economic, socio-cultural, environmental and political influenceExpand
The relationship between precipitation anomalies and satellite-derived vegetation activity in Central Asia
Abstract In Central Asia, water is a particularly scarce and valuable good. In many ecosystems of this region, the vegetation development during the growing season is dependent on water provided byExpand
Urbanization in India - Spatiotemporal analysis using remote sensing data
The study aims to detect similarities and differences in spatial growth in the large Indian urban agglomerations, and paints a characteristic picture of spatial pattern, gradients and landscape metrics, and thus illustrate spatial growth and future modelling of urban development in India. Expand
Impact of feature selection on the accuracy and spatial uncertainty of per-field crop classification using Support Vector Machines
Support Vector Machines were shown to be affected by feature space size and could benefit from RF-based feature selection and Uncertainty measures from SVM are an informative source of information on the spatial distribution of error in the crop maps. Expand
Free and open-access satellite data are key to biodiversity conservation
More cross-community interactions are necessary to strengthen ties between the biodiversity and remote sensing communities and the number of free and open data sets remains too limited. Expand