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In the framework of the INTERREG II Italy-Albania programme, a new soil information system has been developed by the JRC, covering the territory of the Puglia region and the coastal areas of Albania at scale 1:50 000. Additionally a complete coverage of Albania at scale 1:250 000 has been completed. The system is fully compatible with the existing European Soil Information System (EUSIS) and allows a number of applications relevant to the sustainable management of the land resources of Puglia and Albania. A key application developed so far is the delineation of sensitive areas to desertification in Puglia. This application is particularly relevant, since Puglia is classified as a region at high risk of desertification.

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Authors: MONTANARELLA L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, European Soil Bureau, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: Sistema informativo territoriale. Strumento per il governo del Territorio Organised by: Regione Puglia Held at: Bari (IT), 18.03.2002
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