Diversity II

Supporting the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Diversity II project will contribute to the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) by assessing biological diversity in two important ecosystems of the Earth, Inland Waters and Drylands using satellite data. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with the User Communities.

Inland Waters

Global assessment of the availability of freshwater water and of its quality with the provision of key observations over a number of large perennial inland waters.
~300 lakes


Assessment of the status and trends of the biological diversity in dry and sub-humid lands with the provision of global observations on land productivity and land conditions, over a large part of the drylands.
~10 000 000 km2 drylands


Customers and Partners

ESA - European Space Agency

Brockmann Consult, Germany

Geoville, Austria

CIBIO, Portugal