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Geomatics in the assessment and sustainable management of mediterranean rangelands (GEORANGE)

Geomatics in the assessment and sustainable management of mediterranean rangelands (GEORANGE)

Objective

Increasing ecosystem vulnerability in Mediterranean countries is partially due to dramatic land use changes that frequently lead to an unstable state of ecosystems. Large areas of Mediterranean Rangelands are affect from transitional processes that cause conflicts between past and present land uses or economic and ecological priorities, and which may encompass the depletion of range resources or, in case of land abandonment, the accumulation of combustible biomass with the increasing risk of wildfires. In order to facilitate optimised management strategies, the GeoRange project pursues an integrated approach of experts in range ecology and management, ecosystem conservation and restoration, remote sensing and spatial information systems (Geomatics). With the direct involvement of responsible land managers, it aims at formalising concepts and strategies for multi-functional range assessments and the design and implementation of management plans, based on a dedicated software environment that includes range-specific remote sensing and GIS-related processing modules for end-users.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF TRIER

Address

Behringstrasse 15
54286 Trier

Germany

Administrative Contact

Joseph PUETZ (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Italy

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO

Spain

GENERALIDAD VALENCIANA

Spain

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA

Greece

REGIONE AUTONOMA DELLA SARDEGNA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00091

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 616 084

  • EU contribution

    € 1 121 079

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF TRIER

Germany