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GlobWetland II

A regional pilot project of the Ramsar convention on wetlands

  • Project management in Bonn

RSRG Prof. Dr. Gunter Menz   


  • Project aim

Contribution to the Global Wetlands Observing system (G-WOS)
The GlobWetland II project aims at developing a G-WOS pilot information system. The tasks of the project comprise satellite image pre-processing, land use/land cover classification, change detection, wetlands indicator computation, post-processing on attribute tables, map layout definition, and web-GIS funcionality.
ZFL contributes to change detection methodology
The ZFL (subcontractor of Jena-Optronik) defines the change detection methodology. Analysis of predefined core test sites will help to confirm a transferable methodology.

  • Run time

January 2011 - December 2011

  • Study areas

Ramsar sites located less than 100km from the Mediterranean coast, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries

  • Staff

Dipl.-Geogr. Antje Hecheltjen
Dipl.-Geogr. Frank Thonfeld
Prof. Gunter Menz (subproject coordinator)

  • Cooperation partners

Jena-Optronik GmbH, Germany (project coordination)
Keyobs, Belgium
DLR-DFD, Germany
EKBY, Greece
Terra-Sphere, Netherlands
I-MAGE Consult, Belgium

  • Funding agency

European Space Agency (ESA), Data User Element DUE

  • Further information

GlobWetland2 web page

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