BUILDING CAPACITY FOR BLACK SEA CATCHMENT OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (EnviroGRIDS) - FP7
• Project coordinator: Viena City Hall, Austria
• Period: 2009 2012
The main IGAR activities in the framework of this project are related to:
-The application of two land use models: CLUE-S (Conversion of Land Use and its Effects) model it is a dynamic model, which describes changes in the area of the different land use types. Besides tracking past or historical land use changes, the objective is to explore possible land use changes in the near future under different development scenarios, having a time horizon of about 20 years and GIS based Environmental Policy Integrated Climate Model GEPIC model in order to assess the agricultural productivity given certain inputs which might be influenced by climate change (precipitationes, irrigation, etc;
-Elaboration of land use maps and maps of land use changes;
-Assessment of main agricultural-related environmental impact categories in terms of: excessive fragmentation of arable land, very high proportion of subsistence individual farms, poor development of services in agriculture - mechanization, fertilization, irrigation -, marked degradation of land, etc.
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