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Sustainable Land Management Network

Project Leader
Mansberger Reinfried, BOKU Project Leader
ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet
Project partners
Agricultural University of Plovdiv, 4000 Plowdiw, Bulgaria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 94901 Nitra, Slovakia.
Contact person: Anna Bandlerova;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Cordoba, 14071 Cordoba, Spain.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Foggia, Italy.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Seher Walter, Project Staff
Neugebauer Georg, Project Staff
Lindner Gerald, Project Staff (bis 30.09.2018)
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Geomatics
Institute of Spatial Planning, Environmental Planning and Land Rearrangement (IRUB)
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
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.
Remote sensing; Cadastral surveying; Spatial structure;
Land administration; Land management; Natural Resources;

Mansberger, R; Bauer, T; Immitzer, M; Vuolo, F (2019): Bildungsprojekte im Fachbereich Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und GIS: Herausforderungen, Chancen und Grenzen.
[Dreiländertagung OVG, DGPF, SGPF 2019, Vienna, Austria, 20.02.2019 - 22.02.2019]

In: Kersten TP (Hrsg.), Dreiländertagung OVG – DGPF – SGPF Photogrammetrie - Fernerkundung - Geoinformation - 2019; ISBN: 0942-2870 FullText

Seher, W (2018): Planning Strategies for Securing Agricultural Land.
[Influence of the Bioeconomy on Spatial Development of Territories, Kiev, Ukraine, 14.09.2018 - 15.09.2018]

In: Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (Eds.), Influence of the Bioeconomy on Spatial Development of Territories; ISBN: 978-966-929-755-6

Mansberger, R; Seher W (2018): Projects for Higher Education in Land Management. Experiences, Opportunities, Limits and Recommendations.

In: Hepperle, E; Paulsson, J; Maliene, V; Mansberger, R; Lisec, A; Guelton, S (Eds.), Opportunities and Constraints of Land Management in Local and Regional Development. Integrated Knowledge, Factors and Trade-Offs, 55-65; vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich, Zürich; ISBN 978-3-7281-3928-3 FullText

* Mansberger, R; Seher, W (2017): Land Administration and Land Consolidation as Part of Austrian Land Management.

EU agrarian Law, 6, 68-76; ISSN 1338-6891 FullText FullText_BOKU


Mansberger, R; Seher, W (2017): Knowledge Exchange for Academic Education in Land Management.

7th International and Interdisciplinary Symposium - Opportunities and Limits of Land Management in Spatial Development Processes, SEP 7-9, 2017, Paris

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