2023-10-05, 15:25–15:30, Poster presentation
In the framework of Earth Observations (EO), in-situ measurements are a fundamental pillar for the characterisation of ecosystem behaviour. Vegetation responses to stressors, trends and changes in ecological functioning, species abundance and characterisation are only a few examples of currently available in-situ datasets worldwide. The combination of in-situ timeseries with other EO products, such as remote sensing and other geospatial datasets, gives rise to the possibility of characterising, modeling and predicting ecosystem functionalities and dynamics from local to global scales. In this framework, the Horizon-Europe funded project Open-Earth-Monitor Cyberinfrastructure (OEMC) aims at collecting a wide range of such datasets, elaborating them together with other EO products, and creating specific technological tools to ease their sharing and usability. A consistent part of the project is dedicated to gathering and analysing a huge in-situ datasets portfolio, characterized by a large variety in terms of data types, scales, accuracy and documentation. In-situ observations potentially available to the project span from continuous monitoring (e.g. greenhouse gas fluxes) to sampling campaign (e.g. species distribution), from half-hourly to yearly scales, from highly-standardised datasets to citizen science observations, from remote sensing datacubes to single tree measurements, from vegetation to fauna checklists, from terrestrial to freshwater habitats, and so forth. The need for harmonisation is huge, especially concerning the relevant metadata. In the present poster we report on the main characteristics of such in-situ datasets, including the spatial and temporal scales, accessibility, format and standardization.
OEMC Grant agreement ID: 101059548
Simone Sabbatini has a PhD in Forest Ecology, obtained in 2014 at the DIBAF department of the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy. His background consists in a BSC in Forestry and Environmental Science, and a MSC in Management of Forestry Systems, both held at the University of Florence, Italy. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), where he is involved in the activities of the Ecosystem Thematic Center (ETC), a facility of the Integrated Carbon Observatory System Research Infrastructure (ICOS-RI). At the ETC he deals with giving support to the ICOS stations concerning eddy covariance (EC), air meteorological measurements, and file submission. He is also in charge of running quality routines on EC data. Due to the expertise on in-situ measurements, he is often involved in project consortia, coordinating and leading tasks and work-packages related to in-situ observations.
In addition to the activities of ICOS, he is also following the activities of some PhD students at the DIBAF as their supervisor.