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Earth Observation for Alpine ecosystems ‘eco4alps’ – Alps regional initiative

Solenix Schweiz GmbH (CH)

Summary

The project focuses on 6 services that respond to common challenges related to ecosystem mapping and monitoring in the alpine region, addressing the specific requirements of national and regional stakeholders and being sufficiently large in scope and content to strengthen regional cooperation across alpine countries: ecosystem mapping, forest disturbance, forest phenology, forest fire recovery, grassland management and grassland abandonment.

Another objective of the project is to demonstrate the added value of an open and federated network of platforms to provide these services at regional scale. As a proof of concept, an area covering more than 50,000 km2 has been selected to demonstrate the adequacy and usefulness of the proposed services.

The project will have a strong engagement of key national, regional and international stakeholders active in the monitoring of Alpine ecosystems, starting with the Mountain Research Initiative and the Alpine Convention.


Information

Domain
Regional Initiatives
Prime contractor
Solenix Schweiz GmbH (CH)
Subcontractors
  • EURAC RESEARCH – ACCADEMIA EUROPEA (IT)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND LIFE SCIENCES, VIENA (BOKU) (AT)