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Monitoring Coastal and Wetland Biodiversity From Space
Muller-Karger, F., E. Hestir, K. Turpie, D. Roberts, N. Izenberg, M. Keller, F. Morgan, R. Frouin, A. Dekker, R. Gardner, J. Goodman, B. Schaeffer, B. Franz, D. Humm, H. Dierssen, R. Najjar, N. Romanou, AND M. Tzortziou. Monitoring Coastal and Wetland Biodiversity From Space. National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2018. https://doi.org/10.17226/24938
We live on a dynamic Earth shaped by both natural processes and the impacts of humans on their environment. It is in our collective interest to observe and understand our planet, and to predict future behavior to the extent possible, in order to effectively manage resources, successfully respond to threats from natural and human-induced environmental change, and capitalize on the opportunities – social, economic, security, and more – that such knowledge can bring.
The grand challenge of our time, in the face of the increasing impact of humans on the environment and climate, is to derive actionable knowledge to ensure sustainable use of marine and coastal resources and a healthy global society.This grand challenge requires a focus on these major science questions:How do the diversity and resilience of coastal ecosystems that span solid (terrestrial and ice) to aquatic habitats change under present and future environmental conditions, what is driving this change, and how do we use knowledge about how they operate to sustain the services they provide?
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY
EXPOSURE METHODS & MEASUREMENT DIVISION