GEO-Wetlands and its community portal have been mentioned in the GEO Highlights Report, that summarizes important GEO related activities and achievements of the years 2017 and 2018. The report can be downloaded from the GEO website and the GEO-Wetlands article is to be found on page 16. Please follow the link at the bottom of this page to download the full article in PDF format. The article highlights GEO-Wetlands as follows:
GEO Wetlands Community Portal now online
GEO Wetlands strengthens capabilities for mapping, monitoring and stocktaking of wetlands globally to support sustainable management of these fragile ecosystems – from local ponds to global governance.
The new GEO Wetlands Community Portal is the pilot for a global wetland observation system being developed in support of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and other global frameworks. It builds on developments within the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) European Union Horizon 2020 project, and will become a core part of the forthcoming GEO-Wetlands knowledge hub.
The portal is designed to support wetland-related decision making at all levels, and to facilitate SDG monitoring and reporting processes. The portal provides guidelines and user stories to highlight the uses of Earth observations for wetland mapping and monitoring. It contains maps and results from projects, and allows discovery of and access to relevant satellite data.GEO Higlights 2017-2018