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The European Landscape Learning Initiative: Past and Future Environments and Energy Regimes shaping Policy Tools

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 813904

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 090 952,52

  • EU contribution

    € 4 090 952,52

Coordinated by:

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

Objective

Terra Nova: The New Learning Initiative between Humanities and Science: Mapping Past Environments and Energy Regimes, Rethinking Human Environment Interaction and Designing Land Management Tools for Policy. This project aims at improving our diachronic long term understanding of landscape histories and land use strategies in Europe in the Holocene and Anthropocene. Previously identified socio-cultural transitions and the effects of natural forcings will be critically assessed in a new intellectual interdisciplinary arena created by the Terra Nova project. Regional and continental syntheses will be used to anchor a new generation of landscape and climate change models which include the effects of past human actions and generate scenarios for landscape management and rewilding.
Ultimately this project will contribute to identifying major previous shifts in resource use and energy regimes and provide options for the future transition to a low carbon society.
Can we identify a balance between natural and cultural landscapes changing over space and time? Can we establish a natural reference for ‘European landscapes’ to evaluate current and future measures of landscape planning, ecosystem restoration and rewilding? Or are both systems so intertwined that the separation of the human from the natural is complex and scale and time dependant? Some researchers mark the industrial revolution as the start of the Anthropocene, others argue that long ago humans in Europe had a larger influence than natural processes upon the landscape. Notwithstanding these differences, there is consensus that the intensity of management and impacts of land management on natural systems today is unprecedented. This leads on to consideration of themes of sustainability and societal impact upon landscapes in the 21st century. From this perspective knowledge of past energy regimes and landscape interactions are essential components in understanding the present transition to a low carbon society.
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Coordinator

STICHTING VU

Address

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 Hv Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 796 859,64

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 563 965,92

STICHTING REWILDING EUROPE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 595 044

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 549 604,08

UICN, BUREAU DE REPRESENTATION AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 256 320

UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 292 342,32

Partners (14)

LINNEUNIVERSITETET

Sweden

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

Academia Romana - Filiala Iasi

Romania

Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Germany

WILD BUSINESS LTD

United Kingdom

Asociatia de Geografie Aplicata Geoconcept

Romania

Landscape Research & Management

United Kingdom

TALLINN UNIVERSITY

Estonia

ASOCIACION ESPANOLA PARA EL ESTUDIO DEL CUATERNARIO

Spain

UNIVERSITATEA STEFAN CEL MARE DIN SUCEAVA

Romania

EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION

Belgium

ASOCIATIA WWF PROGRAMUL DUNARE CARPATI ROMANIA

Romania

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 813904

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 090 952,52

  • EU contribution

    € 4 090 952,52

Coordinated by:

STICHTING VU

Netherlands