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Water use efficiency in natural vegetation and agricultural areas by remote sensing in the mediterranean basin.

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Address
50,Doctor Moliner 50
46100 Burjasot
Spain

Participants (4)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
, Domaine St Paul
84914 Avignon
NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR REMOTE SENSING & SPACE SCIENCES
Egypt
Address
Joseph Brows Tito Street 23 El-nozha El-gedida
11511 Cairo
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
399,Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
UNIVERSITE CADI AYYAD
Morocco
Address
Bd. Prince My Abdellah
40000 Marrakech