Sunset over Wallis Lake, unedited, nature at her purest.
Taking some time to breathe, reflect and become present. Being in the moment, it was absolute bliss watching the sun go down behind the trees. As a pelican drifted past the golden reflection over the water i managed to capture the serenity i felt in such a beautiful location.
Taking some time off, away from the horses is good for my soul. Already I'm feeling recharged, ready for the excitement this year will bring on my journey with Ride With Rhythm.
What activities outside of horses do you enjoy? I would love to know. My favorite thing to do is kayak as i adore the water
Results of revised land cover map of Urmia Lake basin presented In the presence of FAO experts (Douglas Muchoney, Senior Environmental Officers and Head of CBDS, and Gianluca Franceschini, senior GIS\RS International Consultant), Tarbiat Modares University -the assigned national partner for this work- presented on 28 November 2018 the results of the fine-tuned land cover map of the Urmia Lake basin to the stakeholders of FAO-ULRP joint project. This map will be used for water accounting calculations to evaluate the evapotranspiration information for each type of the land cover classification. The Water Engineering Research Institute (WERI) team of Tarbiat Modares University has been working on generating land cover maps for the year 2015 using multi-temporal Landsat-8 OLI imageries. A total number of nine monthly-mosaicked imageries, from September 2014 to January 2015, were classified through an Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA) approach. The revised land cover mapping focused on delineating 6 categories of land cover critical from the perspective of Urmia Lake restoration. FAO experts also introduced the SEPAL –“System for earth observations, data access, processing & analysis for land monitoring” to the participants.