The objective of this project is to develop a comprehensive method for the study of the water use and the resistance to the drought of the natural and irrigated vegetation in the Mediterranean Basin, by means of a combined historical and current space-based remote sensing databases, vegetation models and field measurements. The general concept is to integrate all available data on the studied environments. The scientific approach relies heavily on the experience and results already gained by different partners. This includes the estimation of land cover change indicators using remotely sensed data. This approach will be applied to historical records of data in order to identify long term changes. The consortium brings together three European partners (Spain, France, Denmark) with two Northern African countries (Morocco and Egypt) strongly involved in the study and prevention desertification.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts