MOMENTS will be building on the methods and data of the Global Mangrove Watch (GMW), which is a Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) supported project providing global mangrove extent maps. The GMW provides thematic products of extent and change, both loss and gain, maps where the innovative map-to-image change method provides a fully automated monitoring system for mangrove forests. Through repeated image analysis over time, MOMENTS will map lateral changes in mangrove extent and productivity variations.
This information will be useful to assess lateral changes in mangrove extent and productivity. This information will then complement ecosystem service assessment and valuation.