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  • DESERT-MAP – A plataform for desertification mapping by spectral images from satellites.

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    Publicado em August 5th, 2014Projects

    The use of satellite images in the study of desertification has increased in recent years. In Pernambuco, there is a station for capturing and processing images using Meteosat-8 and NOAA satellites operated by GEOSERE-UFRPE (Laboratory of GIS and Remote Sensing of the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco) http://www.dtr.ufrpe.br/geosere/. The primary products to be generated at the Station from NOAA are Thematic Maps like Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Thematic Maps Earth Surface Temperature (LSTday and LSTnight). Such products are inputs to generate detailed information on desertification, climate changes and natural disaster monitoring for application in various fields of knowledge.

    This project aims to define a software platform to provide a continuous and integrable (as a service) service of navigable maps on the web for monitoring and risk assessment of desertification in the semiarid region of northeastern in Brazil. This will be done over the images produced by satellites of GEOSERE Station and based on mathematical-computational analysis. Such maps are composed by series images data taken by GEOSERE┬┤s satellites. They will be analyzed and computed by mathematical models for inference in real-time and also as predictive scenarios of the risk of desertification in the semiarid region of northeastern Brazil.

    The importance for the industry is on assessing environmental impact parameters and predictive analysis of use of natural resources as inputs in their respective industry sectors.

    This project is a coordinate action by researchers from GOESERE-UFRPE, CIN-UFPE, CESAR and ISI-TICs.

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