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Critical Software presented the results of Desertwatch project at MundoGEO 2012

Critical Software participated in the event MundoGEOLatinAmerica Connect 2012, held from 29 to 31 May in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During this seminar dedicated to the use of satellite imagery, Critical Software presented the results of the project DesertWatch regarding the production of indicators related to desertification and soil quality.

During the seminar, the DesertWatch was presented. This tool was developed by a consortium led by Critical Software for the European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with UNCCD’ focal points in Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal, and in partnership with Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Geográfico Português and Deimos Engenharia. The aim of the system is to produce information to be used by all stakeholders of the UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) to assess and monitor land degradation through three metrics: Land Cover, Land Degradation Indicator and Indicator of Susceptibility to Desertification.

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