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Spatial indicators for european nature conservation (SPIN)

Objective

The proposed project is focused on the development and testing of a coherent spatial indicator system based on multisensor satellite data and GIS to accomplish monitoring and management tasks in the context of NATURA2000. Spatial indicators will be derived either directly from imagery or from habitat and land cover maps based on advanced classifications methods. Indicators will assess fragmentation, spatial distribution and neighbourhood relations of key habitats. The ecological significance of indicators will be investigated through the relationship to functional (abiotic) landscape conditions and biodiversity data on the species level. The transfer of results into practical decision making tools will be assured through the development of an operational GIS. Users addressed are regional environmental authorities, forest departments, an environmental information centre and the European Environmental Agency.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Germany

Participants (9)

ECOLE SUPERIEURE D'AGRICULTURE DE PURPAN
France
Address
Voie Du Toec 75
31076 Toulouse
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Prince Consort Road, Royal School Of Mines Buildi
SW7 2BP London
LANDESAMT FUER NATUR UND UMWELT DES LANDES SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
Germany
Address
Hamburger Chaussee 25
24220 Flintbek
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Vas.pavlou And Metaxa Street
152 36 Athens
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE SLOVENIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS
Slovenia
Address
Gosposka 13
1001 Ljubljana
SLOVENIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Vecna Pot 2
1000 Ljubljana
THE GOULANDRIS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Greece
Address
14Th Thessalonik Mihaniona
57001 Thermi
UNIVERSITY OF SALZBURG
Austria
Address
Heilbrunner Strasse 34
5020 Salzburg
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Vanemuise Street 46
51014 Tartu