Salamander.se has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!
We have built an interactive model presented through the webpage www.salamander.ga that shows the potential habitat of endangered speceis and their ecological connectivity / or the genetic flow between habitats.
The page is designed in a way that allows to include the potential changes in the landscape, for instance, infrastructural changes that will directly affect the model output. Input data includes open source satellite data from NASA and species location from local species data-bank. The model takes into account species suitability environment using ecological profiles and maximum movement/dispersal distance. The model allows to use any species with any location in the world.
As an example, we use crested newts that are red-listed in Sweden and have a big population near Stockholm. The current scenario visualizes the current habitat and genetic flow. The future scenario shows the changes in the habitat and genetic flow due to an environmental impact such as expansion of the urban infrastructure.
Species location from http://www.artdatabanken.se/en/ - Swedish Speceis Information Centre
KNAS - Swedish land cover open data (based on Landsat, Sentinel)
OSM - roads from https://www.openstreetmap.org
Water ponds - Sentinel 2
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.