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CReScenDo

Combining Remote Sensing Technologies for Peatland Detection and Characterization

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Project "CReScenDo" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA 

Organization address
address: VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 2
city: PADOVA
postcode: 35122
website: www.unipd.it

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website http://intra.tesaf.unipd.it/cms/CReScenDo/
 Total cost 180˙277 €
 EC max contribution 180˙277 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-RI
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2019-05-31

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1    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA IT (PADOVA) coordinator 180˙277.00

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 Project objective

CReScenDo aims at quantifying the extent and thickness of peatlands from the local to the regional scale, to accurately define their importance in the global carbon cycle. Peatlands are extraordinary reservoirs of organic carbon (almost matching, according to some estimates, the atmospheric carbon pool), which is currently being released into the atmosphere due to a number of often anthropogenic degradation processes (e.g. soil drainage, fires, etc.). The conservation of peatlands is therefore a key measure to reduce CO2 emissions and to mitigate climate change (e.g. according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). However, regional and global estimates of peat deposits remain highly uncertain and an effective quantification methodology is still missing, negatively impacting our ability to plan effective conservation strategies. The innovative approach proposed by CReScenDo combines passive and active satellite remote sensing and geophysical data collected from airborne platforms to map extent and thickness of peat deposits at regional scale. The proposed methodology will yield a set of integrated observations providing the first large-scale picture of the relations among peat deposits, geomorphological features, and soil and environmental characteristics. Three peatland areas (two in Europe and one in Asia) are selected to implement and test the methodology, using field observations to improve the accuracy and quantify the uncertainty. The ability of the methodology to characterize/classify different peat types will also be tested and used to map the carbon pool stored at the three study sites. The applicant has a solid background in optical remote sensing and ecological modelling applied to salt-water wetlands. The hands-on training performed at the host institution and at a private company (Secondment) will provide her with new scientific competences in topographic and geophysical data analysis tools with tremendous impact on her mid/long-term career.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Silvestri S., A. Viezzoli, A.A. Pfaffhuber, A. Vettore
Airborne electromagnetic of peatlands: a case study in Norway
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Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, New Orleans, 11-15 December 2017 2019-10-07
2019 Silvestri S., Knight R., Viezzoli A., Richardson C., Anshari G.Z., Dewar N., Flanagan N., Comas X
Inferring peat thickness in Indonesian Peatlands using Airborne Electromagnetic methods
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AGU-SEG Airborne Geophysics Workshop, Davie, Florida, 11 – 13 June 2019 2019-10-07
2018 S. Silvestri, R. Knight, A. Viezzoli C. Richardson, G.Z. Anshari, N. Flanagan, N. Dewar, A.A. Behroozmand, X. Comas, F. Efferso, I. Faber, A. Parsekian, K. Spitz, W. Wright
A ground-breaking method to map peat thickness and detect the carbon pool of Indonesian peatlands.
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Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, 10-14 December 2018 2019-10-07
2019 Sonia Silvestri, Craig W. Christensen, Asgeir O.K. Lysdahl, Helgard Anschütz, Andreas A. Pfaffhuber, Andrea Viezzoli
Peatland Volume Mapping over Resistive Substrates with Airborne Electromagnetic Technology
published pages: Publisher Americ, ISSN: 0094-8276, DOI: 10.1029/2019GL083025
Geophysical Research Letters 2019-10-07
2019 Silvestri, S., Christensen C., Lysdahl A.O.K., Anschütz H., Pfaffhuber A.A., Viezzoli A. Peatland
CRESCENDO_Brottum_Aug-Sept-2017
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3238632
2019-10-07
2018 Noah Dewar1, Ian Gottschalk, Rosemary Knight, Ryan Smith, Sonia Silvestri, Andrea Viezzoli, Gusti Z. Anshari, Ahmad Ali Behroozmand, Xavier Comas, Flemming EffersØ, Ib Faber, Neal Flanagan, Andrew Parsekian, Curt Richardson, William Wright
Estimation of peat thickness in Indonesia from airborne time domain EM data through machine learning
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AEM 2018 / 7th International Workshop on Airborne Electromagnetics 2019-10-07

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