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A Surveillance System for Assessing and Monitoring of Desertification

A Surveillance System for Assessing and Monitoring of Desertification

Objective

In spite of the relevance of diagnosis to help the success of desertification treatment, there is a lack of standardized procedures to perform it at operational scales. This project offers a contribution to fill this gap by complementing assessment of desertification status with early warning of risks and vulnerability evaluation of the involved land use systems. To this purpose the interactive effects of climatic and human drivers of desertification will be taken into account in a dynamic way. The project goal is to deliver a compact set of integrated procedures, with application and tutorial examples at the EU and national scales. The performance of DeSurvey in other areas outside Europe will be further tested against other expertise and available procedures in Maghrebian and Sahelian countries as well as in central Chile and NW China. Fulfilling this objective requires the integration of a hard core of basic and application-oriented research, with the development of user-support technologies, capacity building, and a wide range of interfacing with other EU and international programmes, affected users and stakeholders, as well as data and technology providers including SMEs. A consortium of 39 Organizations with a wide range of skills, from 10 Member States and 6 Third Country States, builds the Project partnership.

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Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Address

Serrano 117
Madrid

Spain

Administrative Contact

Juan PUIGDEFABREGAS (Professor)

Participants (38)

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UNIVERSITAET TRIER

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS.

United Kingdom

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY.

United Kingdom

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

MEDIAS-FRANCE

France

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC STUDIES

Spain

UNIVERSIDADE DE ÉVORA

Portugal

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA

Spain

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN.

Germany

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L' ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI.

Italy

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM.

Germany

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE.

Chile

INSTITUT DES REGIONS ARIDES

Tunisia

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE SUR LES REGIONS ARIDES

Algeria

NOVELTIS

France

GEOAPIKONISIS LTD

Greece

CENTRE DE SUIVI ECOLOGIQUE

Senegal

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE FORESTIÈRE

Morocco

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA. ESTUDI GENERAL

Spain

UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 3950

  • Start date

    11 March 2005

  • End date

    10 October 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 494 259

  • EU contribution

    € 7 799 791

Coordinated by:

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain