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Monitoring of Cerrado (Brazilian savanna) and Atlantic Forest areas in the Tietê-Jacaré hydrographic basin - São Paulo - Brazil using sentinel satellite data

Grant number: 18/00162-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2018
Effective date (End): May 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Urban and Regional Planning - Methods and Techniques of Urban and Regional Planning
Principal Investigator:Luiz Eduardo Moschini
Grantee:Diego Peruchi Trevisan
Supervisor abroad: Heiko Balzter
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Leicester, England  
Associated to the scholarship:15/19918-3 - Urban performance indicators of Tietê-Jacaré River Basin: methodology and integration perspective, BP.DR

Abstract

The landscape can be considered a spatial unit, whose heterogeneity is modified mainly by the established relation between society and nature, producing a configuration marked by the fragmentation or connection between its elements. The monitoring of the landscape structure is fundamental to designate its configuration, acting as a subsidy to the understanding of the anthropic impacts in the natural landscapes. The aim of this project is to monitor the areas of the Cerrado (Brazilian Savanna) and Atlantic Forest in the Tietê-Jacaré Hydrographic Basin - São Paulo - Brazil through the Sentinel 1 and 2 satellite data. In order to develop and test methods of detecting forest changes we will use the machine learning (ML) approach. The information will be analyzed in Geographic Information Systems using the ArcGIS software and Python programming language with the geographic projection latitude/longitude - Datum SIRGAS2000 for all information plan. From the overlap of data from environmental characterization and the evaluation of the proposed models, it will be possible to observe environmental landscape structure, generate essential information about the current state of such regions and allow the evaluation of environmental responses to anthropic impacts.