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BirdWatch - a Copernicus-based service for the improvement of habitat suitability of farmland birds via satellite-enabled monitoring, evaluation and optimisation of CAP greening measures

Objective

BirdWatch will support the restoration of spatial heterogeneity on farmland, a necessary component in the lasting recovery of our ecosystems. Farmland is a major source of our food and farmland biodiversity is vital for our subsistence, at least when it is in a healthy condition. BirdWatch will make this monitoring of farmland habitat suitability, a product of both rigorous species distribution modelling and EO data-based geospatial features of the individual farmland parcels, freely accessible to various stakeholders and the interested public. The bird species’ requirements regarding their habitat are the guiding factor of the habitat suitability assessment. With the knowledge on farmland bird habitat requirements and the capability to monitor farmland in terms of habitat suitability opens up the possibility to optimise the structural makeup of farmland and associated greening measures. Combined with the requirements of local stakeholders, including their budgetary and operational constraints, BirdWatch becomes a tool for the optimisation of greening measures both ins terms of farmland bird species requirements and stakeholder constraints. With more effective greening measures at optimised cost, farmers will be supported to increasingly reach ecological and economical sustainability. This will alleviate the burden of costs and economic pressure, thus incentivising landowners to take action towards the improvement of their lands. Additionally, economic instruments such as the CAP or the EAFRD which distribute financial aid to sustainable and organic farming activities will be provided with evidence-based support in monitoring compliance with national and EU biodiversity regulations and the definition of new, increasingly effective policies. With an evidence-based view on biodiversity and the effectiveness of greening measures, BirdWatch encourages the improvement in the communication and mutual understanding between scientists, farmers and administrative bodies.

Coordinator

LUP-LUFTBILD UMWELT PLANUNG GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 360 500,00
Address
Grosse Weinmeisterstrasse 3a
14469 Potsdam
Germany

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 157 625,00

Participants (6)

SINERGISE LABORATORIJ ZA GEOGRAFSKEINFORMACIJSKE SISTEME DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 233 100,00
Address
Cvetkova Ulica 29
1000 Ljubljana

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 99 900,00
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 588 750,00
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 26 000,00
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 313 500,00
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
NATIONAL PAYING AGENCY
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 140 000,00
Address
Blindziu Street 17
08111 Vilnius

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Region
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 291 016,00
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 50 000,25
AGRO DIGITAL SOLUTIONS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 321 250,00
Address
Architektu G 170-82
04204 Vilnius

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Region
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00