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MaSOT - Mapping Ecosystem Services from Earth Observations (1)

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About the Project


Mapping Ecosystem Services from Earth Observations

About the project:

MaSOT aims to estimate ecosystem services (ES) using satellite earth observation (SEO) data in Mainland Portugal. The approach will enable the extension of the ES concept to include the influence of the spatial characteristics in ES bundles resulting in a more accurate estimation of ES than traditional ones. A baseline scenario to assess the changes in ES from a temporal perspective will be provided for the 1st time for Portugal based on SEO. Results will enable the characterization of ES for different purposes, such as biodiversity conservation and ES sustainable management.

The project will make a significant contribution to the ongoing scientific efforts to establish the best procedures to map and assess ecosystem services with remote sensing data. MaSOT results are of interest for stakeholders, such as the regional planning (e.g. Commission of Coordination for the Region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley) and forest and nature conservation agencies (e.g. Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests).

Contribution to the SDGs

  • SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 Climate Action
  • SDG 15



Ref./Contract n.: EXPL/CTA-AMB/0165/2021

Funding Programme: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Funding to NOVA IMS: 49.999,37€

Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/10/2023