Use of UAS data in plant ecological research in High Arctic environment (UAS Ecology)

Use of UAS data in plant ecological research in High Arctic environment (UAS Ecology)

Start-up year

Start-up year: 
2013

Closing year

Closing year: 
2014
Partners: 

NINA, Norway. THéMA, CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, Besancon cedex, France. Department of Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, University of Warsaw.

The projects main goal is to explore, evaluate, and recommend UAS-borne sensors in High Arctic ecosystems. We will focus on testing and evaluation of data from different UAS borne sensors to: 

- map cover of different plant communities and stands of plants 
- mapping individual vascular, moss and lichen species 
- measuring the height of grasses and sedges for plant production estimation 
- map biomass 
- identify tracks and wear on vegetation from vehicles, humans, reindeer, and birds (goose grubbing on mires andmoist tundra heaths)