Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS)


In spite of being hotspots of biodiversity and providing precious ecosystem services, wetlands are one of the fastest declining ecosystems worldwide. Information on their locations, their delineations, their ecological character and their services is often sparse and difficult to find or access. The result is a limited coverage of wetlands in policies and management practices.

SWOS is a Horizon-2020 project funded by the European Commission. Its main objective is to assist wetland practitioners (managers, policy-makers, scientists) with wetland monitoring tools, based on Earth Observation (EO) data.



This work was carried out by MedWet as part of the portfolio of Mediterranean wetland projects.

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