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Abstract

At European level, the co-ordination of regional/spatial development policies and of any action taken from the various authorities involved at local, regional and national levels is essential in order to achieve objectives of European importance and general balanced development (balanced socio-economic development of the regions, improvement of quality of life, responsible management of natural resources and protection of the environment, rational use of land). For such purposes, the availability of customised and harmonised spatial information is considered as one valuable tool to support sustainable development and to facilitate this co-ordination and trans-border cooperation. Spatial information on past and current land use/land cover patterns can be procured by using remote sensing techniques. Such information can then be spatially linked with other environmental, economic and social data to form one multi-layer information package that enables the analysis of complex interconnections and interactions of various environmental and socio-economic factors.

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Authors: ESTREGUIL C, EC, DG-JRC, Space Applications Institute, System and Strategy in Space Applications Unit, Ispra (IT);DEMICHELI L, EC, DG-JRC, Space Applications Institute, System and Strategy in Space Applications Unit, Ispra (IT);KASANKO M, EC, DG-JRC, Space Applications Institute, System and Strategy in Space Applications Unit, Ispra (IT);MCCORMICK N, EC, DG-JRC, Space Applications Institute, System and Strategy in Space Applications Unit, Ispra (IT);LAVALLE C, EC, DG-JRC, Space Applications Institute, System and Strategy in Space Applications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: IALE European Conference on Development of European Landscapes. Organised by: IALE. Held in: Stockholm (SE), 30 June-06 July and held in Torto (EE), 3-6 July 2001
Record Number: 200013626 / Last updated on: 2001-07-30
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en