SP 9 - Landscape scale land cover analysis and geodata management

Managing land use conflicts considering carbon flux optimization, securing biodiversity, food production, and economic stability requires profound and up-to-date knowledge on land use. The aim of this subproject is to analyse landscape scale land use- and land-cover change to support decision-making for an optimized land management. We develop and apply a landscape-wide analysis approach integrating remote sensing and spatial modelling techniques to gain knowledge on how to mitigate existing and prevent future land use conflicts. The project focuses on: Development of remote sensing based analysis schemes to derive land use at high resolution with regional coverage over the last 25 years. Development and application of remote sensing based indicators for assessing landscape patterns and its links with carbon sequestration potential at landscape level.