Project updates

Project update  |  13 November 2023

BiCOME attending International Ocean Colour Science Meeting 2023

This week Victor Martinez-Vicente will be at the International Ocean Colour Science Meeting 2023 in Florida where he'll be co-chairing a Breakout Workshop about marine biodiversity metrics from space. He will also be presenting a poster on BiCOME and BOOMS project work.

The details of both sessions are below:

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Project update  |  13 October 2023

GEO BON Global Conference: Monitoring Biodiversity for Action

Marc Paganini from the European Space Agency gave a presentation at the GEO BON Global Conference about the work of the BiCOME project.

The Global Conference on Biodiversity and Monitoring was organized by GEO BON and its partners between 10-13 October 2023 in Montreal, Canada. One year after COP15 of the UN CBD and the landmark agreement of a Global Biodiversity Framework, the GEO BON global conference will focus on the grand challenge of ‘Monitoring Biodiversity for Action’. A central theme will be the development of best practices and new technologies for biodiversity observations and monitoring to support transformative policy and conservation action.

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Project update  |  01 May 2023

BiCOME work presented at EGU General Assembly 2023

Avi Putri Pertiwi and Dimosthenis Traganos from the BiCOME project had their work presented at the recent EGU 23 Assembly. The Assembly welcomed 18,831 registered attendees from all over the world bringing together geoscientists to cover all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

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Project update  |  20 October 2022

New publication: Monitoring the marine invasive alien species Rugulopteryx okamurae using unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites

A new paper has been published with work supported by the BiCOME project. The research demonstrated how UAV and high resolution satellite Remote Sensing can be used to measure anthropogenic impacts on coastal ecosystems.

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Project update  |  06 September 2022

Avi Putri Pertiwi presents BiCOME work at World Seagrass Conference

The World Seagrass Conference took place in Annapolis, Maryland, USA between 7-12 August 2022 and attracted scientists and stakeholders from around the world for a series of talks, networking and field trips relating to the key theme of "Signs of Success: Reversing the Course of Degradation" in relation to seagrasses and other submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV).

Avi Putri Pertiwi presented work from BiCOME participants in the session : 4B: Advances in Seagrass and Optical Water Quality Remote Sensing.

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Project update  |  27 June 2022

BiCOME presents work at World Biodiversity Forum

Dr Stefanie Broszeit will be (virtually) attending the second edition of the World Biodiversity Forum (26 June - 1 July 2022) where BiCOME will be part of a poster session on biodiversity change detection. 

The poster will show initial results from the project to highlight the need for a structured approach to map remote sensing products to Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBV) in coastal ecosystems, and the importance of taking into consideration stakeholders views on the definition of relevant remote sensing products.

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Project update  |  08 June 2022

New publication: Topographic Analysis of Intertidal Polychaete Reefs (Sabellaria alveolata) at a Very High Spatial Resolution

Read about the research findings from fieldwork as part of the BiCOME project over Noirmoutier Island (France) where a hyperspectral UAV was used to analyse the topography of Intertidal Polychaete Reefs.

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Project update  |  04 May 2022

BiCOME participants to present at Living Planet Symposium

There will be a significant presence from the BiCOME team at the ESA Living Planet Symposium which takes place between the 23rd to 27th May. The symposium is an important event in the field of Earth Observation, attracting thousands of scientists and data users. This year the conference will be held in-person at the World Conference Center in Bonn Germany.   

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Project update  |  12 April 2022

Regional newspaper reports on BiCOME drone mapping fieldwork

French regional newspaper Ouest France recently reported on the drone mapping of intertidal areas in Mont Saint-Michel bay as part of BiCOME fieldwork.   

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Project update  |  10 January 2022

The BiCOME project kicks-off!

Last October marked the launch of the Biodiversity of the Coastal Ocean: Monitoring with Earth Observation (BiCOME) project, led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

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Participants from BiCOME attended the following events and workshops over the course of the project:
  • Living planet Symposium - May 2022
  • World Biodiversity Forum - June 2022
  • World Seagrass Conference – Aug 2022
  • Copernicus / EUSPA - Biodiversity in Coastal Ecosystems Workshop - Oct 2022
  • EO4 Ecosystem Accounting (ESA) – Dec 2022
  • Workshop Hasanuddin University Indonesia – Dec 2022
  • GEO Aquawatch webinar - Feb 2023
  • BiCOME and BOOMS workshop (ESA) - Feb 2023
  • 8th European Phycological Congress - Aug 2023
  • GEO BON Global Biodiversity Conference - Oct 2023
  • Google Geo for Good Summit - Oct 2023
  • International Ocean Colour Science Meeting - Nov 2023
  • EU - ESA Earth System Science Initiative meeting - Nov 2023

Upcoming event(s)

​World Biodiversity Forum

16-21 June 2024, Davos
PI Victor Martinez-Vicente will be attending this conference and presenting work from BiCOME: 

Satellite Observations to monitor marine Biodiversity in a changing climate
During the session on Wednesday 19 June 4.30PM - 6PM 
Read the abstract


2024 World Seagrass Conference 

17-21 June 2024, Napoli Italy
Dimos Traganos will be attending this event

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