EnBiC2-Lab: Environmental and Biodiversity Climate Change Lab

Improving knowledge and understanding of the effects of Climate Change on Biodiversity


Project summary

The ERDF funded project EnBiC2-Lab aims to develop an Environmental and Biodiversity Climate Change Lab through the integration of databases and services related to water, soil, air, fauna and flora. The Virtual Research Environment on Climate Change to be created will offer innovative tools based on new technologies like supercomputing and Big Data, including these databases and services in a holistic and integrated approach to analyse climate change effects. Remote sensing and GIS tools will play a crucial role in processing data and providing information products relevant to environmental management and policy-making in Europe and the Mediterranean. 

The areas of implementation are three Andalusian protected areas, namely Alcornocales, Sierra de las Nieves and Cabo de Gata, covering the complete pluviometric gradient in the Mediterranean. 

Our role

ETC-UMA’s role within EnBiC2-Lab concentrates on contributing cutting-edge remote sensing tools to develop ecosystem mapping products on forest and wetland ecosystems and the development of policy-relevant indicators in the context of climate change, e.g. carbon sequestration, flood regulation, forest biomass. This work will complement ongoing actions on forest and wetland assessments at Mediterranean and Pan-European level.

Main outputs (upcoming)

Automated forest extent layer for the Mediterranean
Forest Biomass assessment
Ecosystem Service Indicators: Carbon Sequestration, flood regulation

More about it

Virginia García

Remote sensing expert


Virginia’s field of interest is the protection and conservation of the environment, for which she finds remote sensing technologies useful for a quick and comprehensive overview of the health and dynamics of ecosystems...

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