Webinar: Visualising Permafrost Landscape Change

by Sabrina Heerema | Published: 22-May-24 | Last updated: 22-May-24 | Tags : Arctic change Landscape map permafrost tool web | category: NEWS

On May 16th, 2024 APECS hosted an online seminar about Arctic PASSION's new permafrost service: the ALEX tool. 

In this online seminar, Arctic PASSION introduces its pan-Arctic requirements-driven Permafrost Service.

The Permafrost Service is based on remote sensing analyses, and detection and mapping of permafrost disturbances at high spatial resolution across large regions. The data helps to quantify landscape change, hydrological dynamics and permafrost vulnerability. In order to make the scientific findings easily accessible, we designed a tailored web-based portal specifically targeting non-scientific user communities, stakeholders and rightsholders. With the Arctic Landscape EXplorer (ALEX), we provide interactive maps for recent information on land surface changes, hot spots of disturbances and potential areas of active permafrost thaw and erosion.

Speakers include Tillmann Lübker, Geospatial Data Scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute and Guido Grosse, Head of the Permafrost Research Section at the Alfred Wegener Institute and moderation is by Josefine Lenz, Project Manager at the Alfred Wegener Institute.

Please kindly leave your feedback on ALEX in a short user survey, for us to use in its further development.