ULRMC joined CEUBIOM consortium

In 2008 ULRMC joined CEUBIOM consortium. As for March 2009 it took part in preparartion of WP1, WP2, WP3 and WP4 reports. CEUBIOM – Classification of European Biomass Potential for Bioenergy using Terrestrial and Earth Observations and which is funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7 within the ‘Energy Thematic Area’ and contributes to ‘Harmonisation of biomass resource assessment’ activities which focus on assessing and optimising the availability of biomass resources… With the advent of Earth Observation (EO) techniques in natural sciences, an increasing interest has been documented by experts for using these approaches in order to estimate the potential of biomass production for specific areas… Within the framework of CEUBIOM a harmonised methodology will be proposed for assessing the land use/land cover and forest types (LULCaFT), above ground biomass (AGB), carbon content and respective changes based on remote sensing data… The ambition of CEUBIOM project is to develop a Platform and a self-sustained e-service that will directly assist and train professionals from the EO, agricultural and EO/biomass sectors about the new, common and harmonised applications of EO and a better understanding of each other’s requirements. The CEUBIOM consortium consists of 16 partners originating from 15 EU Member States and covering academic departments, research institutes and Small and Medium Enterprises. Complementary actions between CEUBIOM and BEE project which is also funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7, will take place for the total duration. More details: http://www.ceubiom.org/project/objectives.html