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Sustainable Land Management Network

Project Leader
Mansberger Reinfried, BOKU Project Leader
Duration:
05.11.2015-28.02.2018
Project partners
Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia.
Contact person: Anna Bandlerova;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
University of Bialystok, Poland.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Foggia, Italy.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Lindner Gerald, Co-worker
Seher Walter, Co-worker
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Spatial Planning, Environmental Planning and Land Rearrangement (IRUB)
Institute of Surveying, Remote Sensing and Land Information
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
Abstract
Natural resources underpin the functioning of the European economic and environmental integration. In the EU, around 1,000 km² are subject to 'land take' every year for housing, industry, roads or recreational purposes. At the same time in many regions soil is irreversibly eroded, has a low content of organic matter or is contaminated. Political and decision-making processes on the EU, national, regional/local level on land management are nearly always a trade-off between various social, economic and environmental needs. Therefore prevalence of decisions disregards land as a resource of complex ecosystem services.
As follows from political mandate of the EU and its member states contained in the Road Map for Resources-Efficient Europe, 7th Environment Action Programme and follow-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20 process), it is necessary to improve land management based on sustainable principles.
Therefore the objective of the proposed project is to create virtual research and educational network “Sustainable land management network” with specific objectives to promote research and teaching in the field of sustainable European land management and to strengthen the effectiveness of land-use governance in the EU. Network is created of higher educational institutions from different EU member states (Austria, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria) based on their professional focus in order to ensure multidisciplinary synergy and excellence in teaching and research activities in the field of EU land management.
Keywords
Remote sensing; Cadastral surveying; Spatial structure;
Land administration; Land management; Natural Resources;
Publications

Mansberger, R., Seher, W. (2017): Knowledge exchange for academic education in land management: opportunities and limits.

Opportunities and limits of land management in spatial development processes. 7th International and interdisciplinary symposiumof the European Academy of Land Use and Development, SEP 7-9, 2017, Paris, France

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