Funded by: Belgian Federal Science policy (BELSPO), within the Research Programme for Earth Observation Stereo II

Research associates: Toon Westra, Flore Devriendt

Promoter: Robert De Wulf

Duration: 03/2007 – 09/2010


Project objectives

The goal of the project is to promote good environmental governance in East Africa through remote sensing of fragile ecosystems. The project's objectives are to:

  1. Assess the impact of changes in conservation policy and practices in drought vulnerable areas using time series of both high and low spatial resolution space borne remote sensing imagery;
  2. Define, develop and put in place remote sensing based information tools to enhance the capacity of managers and the civil society in monitoring the impacts of conservation policy and practices and to help them participate actively in environment conservation and management.

Project partners

-        FORSIT – University of Ghent (UGent, Belgium)

-        Centre for Remote Sensing and Earth Observation (TAP) - Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO, Belgium)

-        United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, Kenya)

Two key publications

Devriendt, Flore, Robert De Wulf, Josefien Delrue, et al. “ENDELEO, a Web-based Tool to Monitor Vegetation Dynamics in Kenya.” EARSeL Joint SIG Workshop, Abstracts. European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), 2010.

Devriendt, Flore, Robert De Wulf, Josefien Delrue, et al. “Remote Sensing Based Services to Monitor Vegetation Dynamics in Kenya: The ENDELEO Tool.” ForestSat, Abstracts. 2010.