Eurosite invites all interested practitioners, protected areas managers and conservationists to a series of short webinars focused on the use of remote sensing techniques in natural site management.
The webinar series is composed of three webinars, which include short workshops and offer interactive contact with experts. The intention is to build the bridges between remote sensing experts, conservationists, and stakeholders involved in biodiversity conservation to strengthen our common, Pan-European efforts. The better use of science in nature conservation is an important challenge to tackle in European nature conservation. Eurosite aims to contribute in overcoming that challenge by organising this webinar series in which experts provide guidance and information. A recording of the first webinar, "Drone potential for vegetation monitoring" is available on the Eurosite website.
This second webinar focuses on the potential use of QGIS in the everyday tasks of a site manager. The purpose of the webinar is not to present a comprehensive overview of all the functions and possibilities of QGIS, but to give participants the confidence to jump into the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Even a basic proficiency in GIS can help a site manager gather and analyse available data, map certain features and communicate issues or results with other stakeholders.
By providing access to the basic terminology and some of the most useful functions, the aim of the webinar is to encourage site managers in exchanging experiences and advice, and to help better understand what options are at their disposal.
This webinar is prepared in cooperation with members of the Eurosite Remote Sensing Support Group and the Eurosite Economics and Ecosystem Services Working Group.