|Type of Entry:||Project|
|Duration:||01/04/2002 - 31/03/2005|
Nature-GIS is a network bringing together the different stakeholders in protected areas: users and experts in IT and in nature conservation. The objectives of the network are:
Very operationally, Nature-GIS could become a focal point to identify specific GI-GIS requirements for “Nature Conservation & Biodiversity” in the European Policies.
The network is developed in the following activities. In the first phase there is the assessment of user needs, to characterise the stakeholders in the field, and to make a survey of the scenarios for use of GI in this domain data requirements, to individuate and specify the common kernel of GI content to describe protected areas functional requirements, to identify the functional requirements for the management of Geo-Information and to define the framework for spatial databases for protected areas.
The results of this assessment will allow:
Finally the project will have a strong content of dissemination of results towards the GIS and Nature Preservation communities at European level.
The networking and dissemination will be carried out at national and at a European level in such a way to involve in a pan-European network for protected areas, the stakeholders of protected areas, targeting a permanent “Nature-GIS Group”.
The expected results of the network are:
|Keywords:||GIS and mapping, Governance, Nature conservation|
|Contact:||David R. Green
University of Aberdeen / English (NATURE-GIS - UK)
AB24 3UF Aberdeen
|Financed by:||IST (http://www.cordis.lu/ist/)|
|Coastal databases provided and maintained|
by EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany