Mapping and monitoring 50 Ramsar Sites in Algeria

Mapping and monitoring 50 Ramsar Sites in Algeria

27 April 2016
Algeria

The General Directorate of Forests (DGF) of Algeria, in partnership with the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO), organised a 5-day workshop (17 to 21 April 2016 in Jijel, Algeria) to produce thematic maps on land use and flooding dynamics for 50 Algerian Ramsar Sites, using tools from GlobWetland-II (GW-II). These maps have been developed from images from the Landsat 8 satellite covering the year 2015, and the typology used for the land use classification is a hybrid typology that combines the Corine Land Cover classes with the Ramsar Classification System of Wetland Type.

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