Satellite imagery provides a wealth of historic and current data that is now becoming accessible to non-Earth Observation experts through emerging tools. enviroLENS, a Horizon 2020 research and innovation project funded by the European Union, aims to bring Earth Observation data closer to the legal and policy sector in support of environmental law enforcement and compliance monitoring.
As part of this project, the eLENS portal was developed, to break down the barriers related to access to satellite data by non-Earth Observation experts. At this webinar, we will demonstrate the portal’s beta version and share two examples to show how Earth Observation data can assist with the investigation of illegal infrastructure developments and monitoring of deforestation. Webinar participants will then have the opportunity to join a discussion on current and potential applications of the eLENS portal by different groups of users, including law firms, policymakers, law enforcers, governments, NGOs etc., reflect on if and how such a tool may be useful for their own work and share the opportunities and limitations they observe.
The webinar is organised by enviroLENS project partners: GeoVille, Sinergise, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, IUCN and DLA Piper.