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Integrated information system for the monitoring, the evaluation and the mitigation of desertification phenomena

Objectives: Definition of methodologies for the desertification monitoring and mitigation, definition of an indicators system on desertification, creation of a network between data producers and users.
Sectorial Topic (Note): Desertification monitoring and assessment
Actor(s)[Nation(Ministry, Agency)/Organization]: National Agency for the Protection of the Environment and Technical Services - APAT (Italy)
Contents: Biological, physical, social and economical indicators related to desertification.
Means of Implementation: Amount of financing 45.000,00 euro.
Data collection, selection of parameters for the monitoring, the evaluation and the mitigation of desertification phenomena, data base elaboration and realization of the information system.
Target year: 2004
Target Area/Place: Italy - Southern Italy
Expected Outcome(S): Improvement of data availability and exchange of information and knowledge on desertification.
Relevance to the Plan of Implementation of WSSD: According to the plan of implementation, the project aims to strengthen the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification to address causes of desertification and land degradation in order to maintain and restore land, and to address poverty resulting from land degradation (§ 41). In particular providing affordable local access to information to improve monitoring and early warning related to desertification and drought ( § 41, e).
Other Information:
(Contact): Dr. Anna Luise
Via C. Pavese 313, 00144 Rome (Italy)
Tel +39 +6 50072553
Fax +39 +6 50072048
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