Automated Change Detection

Automated Change Detection

Flexible, efficient, and effective monitoring and enforcement methods are needed to help conservation policies realize their full benefit. As remote sensing data become more numerous and accessible, they can be used to identify and quantify land cover changes and habitat loss. However, these data remain underused for systematic conservation monitoring in part because of a lack of simple tools. We are developing new methods that automatically detect land cover changes in a variety of habitat types using free and publicly available data and tools, collected here.