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Bulletin: Reflections on Bridging the Gap between Conservationists and Financiers – Money makes the World go round but how to translate the complexities of nature-based businesses for the financial sector is the question –

Bulletin: Reflections on Bridging the Gap between Conservationists and Financiers – Money makes the World go round but how to translate the complexities of nature-based businesses for the financial sector is the question –

It is notoriously difficult to find money for conservation projects despite the fact that biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation have been identified as some of the most urgent concerns for the planet. There is a lot of talk at various levels of society but little action – the latter mostly for the lack of funds. Sustainable development has a strong economic focus whereby conservation and ecosystem restoration has to provide a living for those involved, otherwise, engaging in those activities is a pure luxury which many of the rural poor cannot afford.

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Feature of the week: The reports tell how it is

Feature of the week: The reports tell how it is

The HERMOSA platform has many nifty features when it comes to importing, analysing and managing geodata. They were explained in previous contributions and can be found in the news section of our homepage. Each one of them is important in itself but the end-point of many activities is the communication about the overall achievement. In most cases this requires several data sets, like maps, graphs, text, tables, and images. Our reporting module is the place to visit when it comes to generating such comprehensive documents. Importantly you can create a map report and a statistics report. The latter gathers geostatistical information generated while analysing satellite data.

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Feature of the week: HERMOSA - Holistic Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring, repOrting, Sharing and mArketplace

Feature of the week: HERMOSA - Holistic Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring, repOrting, Sharing and mArketplace

We are happy to present our video which gives a quick impression of what HERMOSA is about.

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Feature of the week: Seeing the details - Very High Resolution (VHR) data

Feature of the week: Seeing the details - Very High Resolution (VHR) data

In recent posts we already spoke about how the HERMOSA platform relies on the successful Copernicus programme operated by the European Commission and managed by the European Space Agency (ESA). We also mentioned that the satellites called Sentinels collect data at high temporal and spatial resolutions and that this data is made available for free to everyone.

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