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How has our local landscape been changing over the last 25 years? CLEAR’s Changing Landscape is an ongoing project that uses remote sensing technology to chart land cover changes over time. Long Island Sound Study funding has allowed CLEAR to expand the project study area to include the portions of New York draining to the Sound, and to add a 2010 dataset that makes the total study period a whopping 25 years. Land cover change, riparian (streamside) zone change, and impervious area are all included in the study, and the information is posted on an extensive interactive website that includes data summaries and maps at the regional, state, major watershed, and small watershed levels. This webinar will introduce you to the study, go over a few basic findings, and give you a virtual tour of the site so that you can dig into the data, maps, and tables on your own. Whether you’re new to CLEAR land cover data or have been impatiently waiting for the update, this webinar is for you!
Emily Wilson is a Geospatial Educator at CLEAR. Since joining UConn in 2000, her role has been to provide GIS and remote sensing information and support to CLEAR programs including the NEMO Program, the Geospatial Training Program and other related research and outreach efforts. Emily does a significant amount of work on the CT ECO and CLEAR websites with the goal of providing easy access to geospatial information and maps.
Emily is a graduate of Connecticut College with a BA in environmental science and botany. She received her M.S. in forestry and remote sensing from the University of Maine.
NEMO Program Co-Founder, CLEAR Director
Chet Arnold is an Extension Educator and CLEAR Director. Chet has been with the University since 1987, and has worked on the Long Island Sound Study Public Outreach Program, the NEMO Program, the National NEMO Network, and CLEAR – all of which he helped to create. He has authored several national award-winning papers and has been Principal Investigator or Co-PI on over $20M of external grants. As Director, Chet focuses on the integration and dissemination of CLEAR land use research, geospatial tools and training, and outreach programs to best serve CLEAR’s municipal and other audiences. His specialty is harnessing the talent of his younger and more intelligent colleagues and taking credit for their work.