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Monitoring the reach of lake tributaries provides valuable information on the risk of pollution, improves drinking water production and preserves environmental sustainability. Lake Pien-Saimaa, in southern Finland. Image: Sentinel 2 satellite, in real color, from Copernicus.
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Adriana Clivillé

How to improve the EU’s drinking water supply by monitoring lakes

Monitoring the extent of lake effluents provides valuable information on the risk of pollution and contributes to improving drinking water production and preserving environmental sustainability. This is the aim of the European WQeMS project, which seeks to improve the supply of drinking water to all member states of the EU by monitoring the quality of lake water, through Earth observation tools. CREAF researchers Joan Masó and Ivette Serral, members of the Grumets research group, are taking an active part in

The main objective of this initiative, which will last 2 and a half years, is to define a protocol for identifying, intervening and monitoring degraded land. Image: iStock/Rifrazione.
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Adriana Clivillé

Nature-based solutions and remote sensing to recover degraded land with NewLife4Drylands

The European NewLife4Drylands project aims to apply nature-based solutions (NBS) to restore degraded and desertified lands, using remote sensing data and models. From CREAF we contribute with the experience of two research teams: the Protecsòls group, for the restoration of degraded landscapes, and the Grumets group, for environmental remote sensing. The CREAF research team involved in NewLife4Drylands is made up of Joan Masó, Vicenç Carabassa and Cristina Domingo, as part of a consortium coordinated by the National Research Council of

From CREAF we take part in the definition of the necessary services and future missions related to Copernicus water. Image: Public domain.
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Adriana Clivillé

Water-ForCE, a roadmap on future Copernicus water-related services and missions

A group of specialists in remote sensing applications in the water sector and in the fields of research, engineering and political decision making define the necessary services and future missions related to water of Copernicus, the observation program of the land of the European Union and the European Space Agency. This is the main axis of the European Water-ForCE research project. At CREAF, the main researcher involved is Lluís Pesquer, as well as the researchers Ester Prat, Cristina Domingo and Joan Masó,

Climate change, new land uses and the presence of invasive species are modifying fire activity and its impact on biodiversity. Credit: Public domain..
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Global change requires new fire management to preserve biodiversity

More than 4,400 terrestrial and freshwater species are threatened by changes in the fire regime. While many species are at risk by the increased frequency and intensity of fire, its suppression can be harmful to some life forms and ecosystems. Climate change, new land uses and the presence of invasive species are modifying fire activity and its impact on biodiversity. Fire has been a source of biodiversity in the world for millions of years and its new behaviour affects more than

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