Land use change monitoring from satellites using artificial intelligence
Prof H Balzter, Dr A Zhang
21 January 2019
Recent advances in computing technology, cloud computing and high-performance computing are paralleled with those in advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and significant investment in the European Copernicus Earth Observation programme and its Sentinel satellite missions.
How does urbanisation shape biodiversity? Integrating spatial and temporal dimensions
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Dr D Dominoni, Dr R Mancy, Dr S Spatharis, Prof J Matthiopoulos
18 January 2019
Urbanisation is one of the most pervasive forms of habitat change. More than half of the world’s human population now resides in urban areas, and urban land cover is projected to triple between 2000 and 2030.
Soil microbes to mitigate climate change
Dr J Whitaker, Prof N Ostle
27 January 2019
Why is this project important?. Human populations are expected to increase by 50% to 9 billion by 2050 as climate change continues – together these changes will place unprecedented pressure on the Earth’s finite and fragile natural resources.