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.
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.
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
- Duration: 2012 - 2015
- The project is funded by the European Space Agency
- Website: http://www.diversity2.info