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Linking pan-european landcover change to pressures on biodiversity

Objective

The European environment is continually undergoing change caused by a combination of socio-economic and climatic processes. To protect the environment and ensure sustainable use of natural resources a wide variety of national and international legal mechanisms have been established which in their turn have spurred on a wide range of environmental monitoring activities. Today Europe urgently needs to consolidate these monitoring efforts. The GMES initiative aims at achieving this' European capacity for Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security' by2008. This project will help realize this ambitious goal. The focus of the project is to develop a standardised product that will be extendable to Europe. The product will link measures of historical and recent land cover change to pressures on biodiversity and is aimed at the EU-user community concerned with the impact of land cover/use changes on the environment and biodiversity.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Monks Wood, Abbots Ripton
PE28 2LS Huntingdon
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

ALTERRA B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3A
6700 AA Wageningen
CENTRE DE RECERCA ECOLOGIA I APLICACIONS FORESTALS
Spain
Address
Univ. Autonoma De Barcelona - Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
G.I.M. - GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT N.V.
Belgium
Address
5,Interleuvenlaan 5, Researchpark Haasrode
3001 Heverlee
GISAT SRO
Czechia
Address
Charkovska 7
101 00 Praha 101
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
Stefanikova N°3
81499 Bratislava
THE FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Unioninkatu 40A
00170 Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Moorweidenstrasse, 18
20148 Hamburg