Toward the concerted observations of biodiversity and ecosystem in Asia Pacific region

The growing complexity in the ecosystem structure and functions, under climate and land-use changes, requires interdisciplinary understandings on the processes and whole-system, accurate estimates of the changing functions, and delivering those knowledge to the society for sound decision making toward the sustainability of biodiversity and ecosystems. East Asia and Pacific regional network of International Long-Term Ecological Research network (ILTER) was established in 1995, and in-situ research on biodiversity, carbon and nitrogen cycles, ecohydrology, satellite remote sensing and modeling analysis of ecosystem structure, functions and services, have been conducted in the nine LTER networks and their collaborators. Some of these researches have been cooperated with the other observation networks such as AsiaFlux and OzFlux, Asia Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP BON) and Phenological Eyes Network (PEN). Collaborative research provides us with deeper and broader understanding and prediction of consequences of biological processes underlying the current conditions and changes of ecosystem functions along the geographical and climatic gradients. With these growing development of in-situ terrestrial observations, broad communities of Earth Observations are expecting to find coordinated activities of these networks to link operational satellite remote sensing and in-situ data and knowledge in terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems, to advance the science as well as its delivery to sound decision making through GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems). In this presentation, I would like to communicate with the participants to (1) learn the strength of the related networks, (2) discuss the opportunities by having multi-network activities, (3) identify the gaps and challenges for further networking, and (4) find the way toward the coordination of research networks and linkage with broad Earth Observation communities.The growing complexity in the ecosystem structure and functions, under climate and land-use changes, requires interdisciplinary understandings on the processes and whole-system, accurate estimates of the changing functions, and delivering those knowledge to the society for sound decision making toward the sustainability of biodiversity and ecosystems. East Asia and Pacific regional network of International Long-Term Ecological Research network (ILTER) was established in 1995, and in-situ research on biodiversity, carbon and nitrogen cycles, ecohydrology, satellite remote sensing and modeling analysis of ecosystem structure, functions and services, have been conducted in the nine LTER networks and their collaborators. Some of these researches have been cooperated with the other observation networks such as AsiaFlux and OzFlux, Asia Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP BON) and Phenological Eyes Network (PEN). Collaborative research provides us with deeper and broader understanding and prediction of consequences of biological processes underlying the current conditions and changes of ecosystem functions along the geographical and climatic gradients. With these growing development of in-situ terrestrial observations, broad communities of Earth Observations are expecting to find coordinated activities of these networks to link operational satellite remote sensing and in-situ data and knowledge in terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems, to advance the science as well as its delivery to sound decision making through GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems). In this presentation, I would like to communicate with the participants to (1) learn the strength of the related networks, (2) discuss the opportunities by having multi-network activities, (3) identify the gaps and challenges for further networking, and (4) find the way toward the coordination of research networks and linkage with broad Earth Observation communities.

CC Meeting: 
Presenter: 
Muraoka, Hiroyuki: muraoka@green.gifu-u.ac.jp

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