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2017 г.

Participation of Remote Sensing Application Center - ReSAC in International Scientific Conference: Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services – Science in action

02.2017

On 06-07 February 2016 the International Scientific Conference: Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services – Science in action was held in Metropolitan Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria. Projects funded through the program BG03 "Biodiversity and ecosystems" of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014 were discussed during the conference.

International Scientific Conference: Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services – Science in action

The conference was attended by different participants from the Ministry of environment and water, Norwegian institute for Nature Research, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Executive Forest Agency within the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods, Remote Sensing Application Center - ReSAC, Bulgarian National Network, Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), National LTER Network (LTER-Bg), National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, European Commission, DG Environment, The James Hutton Institute etc.

The conference aimed to bring together researchers from different countries to discuss the scientific aspects of mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services. It was focused on the methods for mapping of ecosystem services, the challenges and problems of their implementation in the national assessments related to MAES - Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services. The program included plenary sessions with keynotes and workshops on the main conference topics:

  • Mapping of ecosystems
  • Assessment of ecosystem's condition
  • Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services
  • Biophysical perspectives
  • Socio-cultural perspectives

Experts from the Center ReSAC participated in the preparation and presentation of two presentations and two poster in the projects FEMA and GRASS, in a team of scientists from the IBER - Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - BAS.

This includes:
1. Mapping of freshwater ecosystems – types, condition and services in Bulgaria: some aspects and practical solutions;
2. How to assess grassland ecosystems' condition – first comprehensive methodology for Bulgaria.

Agenda of the Conference can be downloaded here.

The website Conference: www.metecosmap-sofia.org


 
 
 
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