Established in 1876 as a Center for Agricultural Education, Wageningen University and Research is currently a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research Foundation. The mission of WUR is “Exploring the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Integrated as part of its performance objectives, with its approximately 30 branches, 6,500 employees and 12,500 students, Wageningen University & Research fosters a coordinated approach to problems and cooperation between various fields. The Geoinformation and Remote Sensing Sciences Laboratory focuses on our living environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management and various claims in space through a set of techniques of remote sensing that include satellites to terrestrial spectral devices. All of this through the interconnection of data with the help of Geographic Information Systems.
What is our role in CORESCAM?
The CORESCAM project derives from previous work within the SWAMP program, on the responses of mangroves to the 2017 mega-hurricane season in the Caribbean. One of the current objectives is to carry out regional analyses on the drivers that bolster the recovery of coastal and marine ecosystems after extreme events and their implications for policy formulation.