[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100789]
Researchers Prof Albert van Dijk; Dr Philip Gibbons; Dr Amgad Elmahdi; Dr Richard Mount; Dr Andre Zerger; Dr Josep Canadell; Dr Vanessa Haverd; Prof Roy Haines-Young; Prof Jean-Louis Weber; Dr Michael Vardon; Dr Richard DeJeu;
Brief description Australia’s environment is fundamental to our well-being and economy. Environmental accounts can help to measure and protect our natural resources, but must be detailed, frequent and comprehensive. Field data alone are not enough for this, unless they can be integrated with satellite observations into biophysical models. This has never been achieved before. We will take on this challenge and make use of the latest advances in satellite data analysis and model-data fusion to incorporate three valuable long-term satellite land cover data records into sub-accounts for biomass carbon, water and ecosystem integrity for each year since 1990. We will work with end users to cast these annual accounts into a useful form.
Funding Amount 268045
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects