This study aims to develop a workflow methodology for collecting substantial amounts of Earth Observation data to investigate the effectiveness of landscape restoration actions and support the implementation of the Above Ground Carbon Capture indicator of the Ecosystem Restoration Camps (ERC) Soil Framework. To achieve this objective, the study will utilize the Google Earth Engine API within R (rGEE) to monitor the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). The results of this study will provide a common scalable reference for ERC camps globally, with a specific focus on Camp Altiplano, the first European ERC located in Murcia, Southern Spain. The coding workflow has effectively acquired almost 12 TB of data for analyzing MODIS/006/MOD13Q1 NDVI over a 20-year span. Additionally, the average retrieval of image collections has yielded 120 GB of data for the COPERNICUS/S2_SR 2017 vegetation growing season and 350 GB of data for the COPERNICUS/S2_SR 2022 vegetation winter season. Based on these results, it is reasonable to asseverate that cloud computing platforms like GEE will enable the monitoring and documentation of regenerative techniques to achieve unprecedented levels. The findings will be shared on a predictive platform called Restor, which will contribute to the development of a global ecosystem restoration model.

Monitoring Land Degradation Dynamics to Support Landscape Restoration Actions in Remote Areas of the Mediterranean Basin (Murcia Region, Spain)

Gabriele, Marzia;Brumana, Raffaella
2023-01-01

Abstract

This study aims to develop a workflow methodology for collecting substantial amounts of Earth Observation data to investigate the effectiveness of landscape restoration actions and support the implementation of the Above Ground Carbon Capture indicator of the Ecosystem Restoration Camps (ERC) Soil Framework. To achieve this objective, the study will utilize the Google Earth Engine API within R (rGEE) to monitor the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). The results of this study will provide a common scalable reference for ERC camps globally, with a specific focus on Camp Altiplano, the first European ERC located in Murcia, Southern Spain. The coding workflow has effectively acquired almost 12 TB of data for analyzing MODIS/006/MOD13Q1 NDVI over a 20-year span. Additionally, the average retrieval of image collections has yielded 120 GB of data for the COPERNICUS/S2_SR 2017 vegetation growing season and 350 GB of data for the COPERNICUS/S2_SR 2022 vegetation winter season. Based on these results, it is reasonable to asseverate that cloud computing platforms like GEE will enable the monitoring and documentation of regenerative techniques to achieve unprecedented levels. The findings will be shared on a predictive platform called Restor, which will contribute to the development of a global ecosystem restoration model.
2023
Google Earth Engine
MODIS
NDVI
R script
Sentinel-2
cloud computing
desertification
land degradation
landscape restoration
rGEE
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