b.geos is a member of the Austrian Polar Research Institute. APRI is a research consortium that promotes and coordinates research and education in the area of polar sciences at the participating organizations.
'Drivers and feedbacks of CHanges in ARctic TERresstrial Biodiversity'
CHARTER is a HORIZON2020 project. It is an ambitious effort to advance adaptive capacity of Arctic communities to climatic and biodiversity changes through state-of-the-art synthesis based on thorough data collection, analysis and modelling of Arctic change with major socio-economic implications and feedbacks. It is led by the Arctic Center, University of Lapland (Finland).
b.geos (Annett Bartsch) is leading WP1 'Transitions in land cover, biodiversity and cryosphere at decadal time scales'.
NUNATARYUK is a Horizon 2020 project that investigates the impacts of thawing coastal and subsea permafrost on the global climate, and develops targeted and co-designed adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Arctic coastal population. NUNATARYUK brings together world-leading specialists in natural science and socio-economics. It is lead by the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. b.geos provides landcover information (settlements, vegetation and soil properties, lakes and coast properties) based on the Copernicus Sentinel missions.
The ultimate objective of the European Space Agency Initiative Permafrost_cci is to develop and deliver permafrost maps as ECV (Essential Climate Variable) products primarily derived from satellite measurements. The required associated parameters by GCOS for the ECV Permafrost are “Depth of active layer (m)” and “Permafrost temperature (K)”. b.geos (A. Bartsch) is supporting Gamma Remote Sensing AG as science lead of the project. Follow the project on