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EnviroGRIDS @ Black Sea Catchment


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Duration: August 2008 - September 2013

EnviroGRIDS aims at building capacities in the Black Sea region to use new international standards to gather, store, distribute, analyze, visualize and disseminate crucial information on past, present and future states of this region, in order to assess its sustainability and vulnerability. To achieve its objectives, EnviroGRIDS will build a Grid-enabled Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) becoming one of the integral systems in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), and compatible with the new EU directive on Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Union (INSPIRE), as well as UNSDI developments.   
The scientific aim of the EnviroGRIDS @ Black Sea Catchment project is to start building an Observation System that will address several GEO Societal Benefit Areas within a changing climate framework. This system will incorporate a shared information system that operates on the boundary of scientific/technical partners, stakeholders and the public. It will contain an early warning system able to inform in advance decision-makers and the public about risks to human health, biodiversity and ecosystems integrity, agriculture production or energy supply caused by climatic, demographic and land cover changes on a 50-year time horizon.


UNEP priorities: Climate Change , Ecosystems Management , Resource Efficiency

Project coordinator: Anthony Lehmann

GRID unit: Environment Modelling and Geoprocessing

project member: Andrea De Bono
project member: Gregory Giuliani
project member: Karin Allenbach


Project partner institution(s): University of Geneva , United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)



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