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New EuropaBON-supported research gathers country-wide data of the Dutch ecosystem structure

A recent EuropaBON-supported paper has been published in the Data in Brief journal and reviews the data gathered from the third Dutch national airborne laser scanning flight campaign. The paper has been conducted by a team of leading experts, among whom is EuropaBON’s partner W. Daniel Kissling of the University of Amsterdam.

Accuracy assessment of 25 LiDAR metrics of ecosystem structure.

Thе dataset was generated during the development of the Laserfarm workflow, a high-throughput pipeline for generating geospatial data products of ecosystem structure from airborne laser scanning point clouds. The aim was to create a high-resolution (10 m) geospatial dataset of 25 Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) metrics from multi-terabyte LiDAR point clouds at a national scale, capturing various aspects of ecosystem structure, including vegetation height, cover, and structural complexity of vegetation. This provides a standardised set of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) derived from LiDAR for the EBV ‘Ecosystem Vertical Profile’ and thereby facilitates the monitoring and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystems.

The full paper can be found here.

You can also find the raster layers here.

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