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Antonio Sánchez

Environmental scientist, GIS and Remote Sensing specialist

Antonio Sánchez

Environmental scientist, GIS and Remote Sensing specialist


a_sanchez@uma.es

+34 951 952 905



Antonio Sánchez has developed his career focused on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing tools, especially in the management and processing of data to calculate indicators and generate illustrative maps of environmental problems of all kind. His main area of work has been marine data in Med-IAMER (MED Programme), ESAtDOR and INTERPLACE (ESPON) projects, where he has produced the analysis of environmental pressures and sea-coast interactions in different sectors such as transport, fishing, tourism, energy, etc., as well as the study of environmental data such as populations of marine species and protected areas. In land topics, he has work producing many analyses for the European Environment Agency (EEA) on different topics such as forests, wetlands and water bodies using EEA and Copernicus datasets: CLC, High Resolution layers, LUCAS database, etc. In the field of remote sensing, he has developed different products related to wetland ecosystems in the framework of SWOS project (Horizon 2020) and the RhoMeo Programme using Landsat and Sentinel images, such as land use/land cover maps, surface water dynamics, flood regulation and land use/land cover change indicators. He has also participated as a trainer in remote sensing for different wetland user organizations.

Antonio also works as freelance photographer, graphic and web designer for different companies and public institutions. The experience in this field is put into practice in the University of Malaga, giving greater versatility to the team when it comes to producing dissemination material for both experts and the general public, as well as in the development and maintenance of web pages.

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Journal Articles

Potential contribution of OECMs to international area-based conservation targets in a biodiversity rich country, Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D

Potential contribution of OECMs to international area-based conservation targets in a biodiversity rich country, Spain Journal Article

Journal for Nature Conservation, 62 , 2021.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Ecosystem, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Protected areas

Land use and land cover mapping in wetlands one step closer to the ground: Sentinel-2 versus Landsat 8

Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Schröder, C

Land use and land cover mapping in wetlands one step closer to the ground: Sentinel-2 versus Landsat 8 Journal Article

Journal of Environmental Management, 247 , pp. 484-498, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geotechnology, Land and soil, SWOS, Wetlands

Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS)

Weise, K; Höfer, R; Franke, J; Guelmami, A; Simonson, W; Muro, J; O'Connor, B; Strauch, A; Flink, S; Eberle, J; Mino, E; Thulin, S; Philipson, P; van Valkengoed, E; Truckenbrodt, J; Zander, F; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Schröder, C; Thinfeld, F; Fitoka, E; Scott, E; Ling, M; Schwarz, M; Kunz, I; Thürmer, G; Plasmeijer, A; Hilarides, L

Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) Journal Article

Remote Sensing of Environment, 247 , 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate Change, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, SWOS, Wetlands

Achieving Blue Growth through maritime spatial planning: Offshore wind energy optimization and biodiversity conservation in Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Abdul-Malak, D; Soukissian, T; Sánchez-Espinosa, A

Achieving Blue Growth through maritime spatial planning: Offshore wind energy optimization and biodiversity conservation in Spain Journal Article

Marine Policy, 73 , pp. 8-14, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Blue Growth, Climate Change, Conservation and management, Pressures

Cumulative pressures and low protection: a concerning blend for Mediterranean MPAs

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Schröder, C; Abdul-Malak, D; Rodríguez, J

Cumulative pressures and low protection: a concerning blend for Mediterranean MPAs Journal Article

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101 , pp. 288-295, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate Change, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures

Development of an Indicator to Monitor Mediterranean Wetlands

Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D; Guelmami, A; Perennou, C

Development of an Indicator to Monitor Mediterranean Wetlands Journal Article

Plos One, 10 (3), 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geotechnology, Wetlands

Proceedings

Utility assessment in using optical and radar data to monitor surface water dynamic in wetland ecosystems, Fuente de Piedra, Spain (UMA)

Merkohasanaj, M; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D; Schroder, C; Truckenbrodt, J; Marín, A I

Utility assessment in using optical and radar data to monitor surface water dynamic in wetland ecosystems, Fuente de Piedra, Spain (UMA) Proceeding

Simposio del Agua en Andalucía (SIAGA), Huelva, 24 a 27 de octubre, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ecosystem services, Geotechnology, Groundwater, SWOS, Wetlands

Technical Reports

SoED 2020 : State of Environment and Development in Mediterranean

UNEP-MAP, ; Plan-Bleu, ; Abdul-Malak, D; Marín, A I; Schröder, C; Sánchez-Espinosa, A

SoED 2020 : State of Environment and Development in Mediterranean Technical Report

2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures, Protected areas

Mediterranean biodiversity and marine litter: an interaction knowledge base

Guitart, C; Abdul-Malak, D; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Valverde, Pérez C; Bigagli, E; Román, San S

Mediterranean biodiversity and marine litter: an interaction knowledge base Technical Report

2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Marine litter, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures

Enhanced wetland monitoring, assessment and indicators to support European and global environmental policy

Abdul-Malak, D; Schröder, C; Guitart, C; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Fitoka, E; Hatziiordanou, L; Mino, E; Flink, S; Silver, E; Strauch, A; Ling, M; Brown, C; Simonson, W; Scott, E; Plasmeijer, A; Thulin, S; Philipson, P; Weise, K; Höfer, R; Franke, J; Guelmami, A

Enhanced wetland monitoring, assessment and indicators to support European and global environmental policy Technical Report

2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Ecosystem, Geotechnology, SWOS, Wetlands

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea

Gomei, M; Abdulla, A; Schröder, C; Yadav, S; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Abdul-Malak, D

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea Technical Report

2019.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures, Protected areas

Presentations

Mapping flood regulation capacity of coastal wetland ecosystems in the Mediterranean: Guadalhorce river mouth (Spain)

Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D; Marín, A I

Mapping flood regulation capacity of coastal wetland ecosystems in the Mediterranean: Guadalhorce river mouth (Spain) Presentation

01.04.2016.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ecosystem services, Geotechnology, SWOS, Wetlands

Determination of wetland ecosystem boundaries and validation of habitat classifications using remote sensing: Fuente de Piedra (Spain).

Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D; Schröder, C; Martínez-Murillo, J F

Determination of wetland ecosystem boundaries and validation of habitat classifications using remote sensing: Fuente de Piedra (Spain). Presentation

01.01.2016.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ecosystem, Geotechnology, Land and soil, SWOS, Wetlands

Póster proyecto SWOS. Simposio del Agua de Andalucía 2015 (SIAGA)

Schröder, C; Abdul-Malak, D; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Andreo, B

Póster proyecto SWOS. Simposio del Agua de Andalucía 2015 (SIAGA) Presentation

01.11.2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: SWOS

Desarrollo de un indicador para el seguimiento de los niveles de inundación en humedales Mediterráneos. XVI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Teledetección (AET)

Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D; Guelmami, A; Perennou, C; Martínez-Murillo, J F

Desarrollo de un indicador para el seguimiento de los niveles de inundación en humedales Mediterráneos. XVI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Teledetección (AET) Presentation

01.10.2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geotechnology, Groundwater, SWOS, Wetlands

Development of an Indicator to Monitor Mediterranean Wetlands

Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D; Guelmami, A; Perennou, C

Development of an Indicator to Monitor Mediterranean Wetlands Presentation

01.01.2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geotechnology, Wetlands

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

An open database and spatial geoportal on current scientific knowledge related to marine litter and biodiversity interactions in the Mediterranean region ...
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A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

The project ENSERES (ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas) funded by the European Union under the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program ENI CBC Med, has kicked off in Malaga bringing together international organizations engaged in research, environmental protection, and public authorities ...
The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The new report developed by the ETC-UMA (University of Malaga), as partner of the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) has shed light on the role of healthy wetland habitats in the carbon cycle and the ...
Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

On World Nature Conservation Day, the ETC-UMA team wants to wish you a happy summer surrounded by nature and friends. Wherever you are, be part of the healthy ecosystem you want around you and have a positive impact. Here are ...
ETC-UMA leads the path towards better governance of the Adriatic- Ionian marine ecosystem

ETC-UMA leads the path towards better governance of the Adriatic- Ionian marine ecosystem

The Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) project co-funded by the Interreg Med programme and led by ETC-UMA has just finalised an online workshop on " Managing Transboundary priority areas: Towards a governance mechanism on the conservation of the South-Adriatic marine ecosystem" in ...
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