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Multi-scale Service for Monitoring NATURA 2000 Habitats of European Community Interest

Multi-scale Service for Monitoring NATURA 2000 Habitats of European Community Interest

Objective

NATURA 2000, an endeavour in the spirit of the Convention of Biological Diversity (Rio, 1992), is one of the success stories among pan-European initiatives and one of the world‘s most effective legal instruments concerning biodiversity and nature conservation.
The EU Habitats Directive (council directive 92/43/ECC) requires a standardised monitoring of the habitat types and a reporting every six years. For this reason, an operational, objective, economically priced and as far as possible automated application is required. The rapidly developing remote sensing sensor technique and also new image processing methods offer new possibilities to apply remote sensing data for NATURA 2000 monitoring. Today, with (i) GMES as an umbrella for utilizing latest EO-based achievements form both space- and in-situ sensors to provide European solutions for global problems of the environment-security-nexus, (ii) INSPIRE as a pan-European endeavor of obeying standards and other prerequisites of interoperable use, and (iii) the vision of a unified and integrated (i.e. single) European Information Space (SEIS), set the stage for a technologically mature, integrated, and user-centric system, more effectively to be used than ever. Users are in need, as imposed by the legally binding character of the directives, and this is what this project will service, from European to local scale.
MS.MONINA follows a pan-European, multi-scale approach that on the one hand reflects the specifics and the variety of habitats in the different biogeographical regions, and on the other hand guides the specifications of the service chains and their implementations as service cases and pilots. The multi-scale (MS) concept reflects the fact that on different (administrative) levels there are specific requirements for sensitive sites-related reporting, monitoring, management etc.
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Coordinator

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Address

Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 384 056

Administrative Contact

Stefan Lang (Dr.)

Participants (17)

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UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 13 920

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 148 069,20

VLAAMSE GEWEST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 135 320

EFTAS FERNERKUNDUNG TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 162 687

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 188 120,25

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 108 700

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 77 760

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 75 840

INSTYTUT GEODEZJI I KARTOGRAFII

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 69 408

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 81 240

EOVISION GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 108 630

SPECTO NATURA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 70 440

MOUSEIO GOULANDRI FYSIKIS ISTORIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 72 427,50

LUP-LUFTBILD UMWELT PLANUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 57 360

Landesamt fur Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und Landliche Raume des Landes Schleswig-Holstein

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 56 760

CONSERVATOIRE DES ESPACES NATURELSDU LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 27 739,25

UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 124 560

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 263479

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 528 215,70

  • EU contribution

    € 1 963 037,20

Coordinated by:

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Austria

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