Project Details


The Observation of Ecosystem Changes for Action (OBSGESSION) project is coordinated by Syke and will run for four years. The goal of the project is to monitor and predict biodiversity change and its direct and indirect drivers in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. The project will make use of the latest satellite data, in particular data from future satellite missions based on imaging spectroscopy, to provide new insights into vegetation characteristics and ecosystem functioning, among other things.

The OBSGESSION project supports cooperation between the European Commission and the European Space Agency to develop remote sensing of biodiversity. The project involves 11 partner organisations and has a total budget of around 7.3 million euros, of which the EU contribution is 5.3 million euros.
Effective start/end date2024/01/012028/12/31

Collaborative partners


  • European Commission - Horizon Europe

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land