Participants: JRC, BASA-ReSAC, Intelgeo, AIRE/CTS
Thus the project will help Bulgaria to find a solution for a rapid LPIS and IACS implementation before the integration deadline and to identify a technique compatible with the EU norms, regulations and recommendations.
The elaborated methodology will also set the technical specifications for the future campaigns for control by remote sensing of the arable and forage land area based subsidies in Bulgaria.
Participants: ASDE, BASA-ReSAC, Municipality Vratsa and Rousse)
The Digital Atlas of the Rousse Municipality contains thematic maps with the corresponding additional information for land cover/land use, soil resources and relief and hydrography of the territory of the Rousse Municipality.
For the analysis of land cover the LCCS classification of the FAO/UN is used. The Atlas is created using Dynamic Maps software of GTOS/FAO.
The Atlas also contains the main layers of infrastructure, hydrology and the administrative borders of the municipality as well as the analysis of the condition of the road network (incl. "agricultural" roads). The creation and analyses of the GIS layers was made on the base of satellite images from Landsat ETM and IKONOS.
The Digital Atlases of the cities of Vratsa and Rousse contains orthorectified satellite image from IKONOS (1m) from 2003, as well as the cadaster layers - parcels, buildings, utility networks and others.
The Atlas of Rousse also contains 3D-views of the city prepared with DEM in scale 1:5,000 and the height of the buildings.
Participants: BSERP, Sofia University, Technical University Dresden, BASA-ReSAC
The Project addresses the need to develop, apply and make available tools for assessing and managing nutrient export from watersheds and the resultant deleterious loads to the Black Sea. These tools must account for spatial heterogeneity in land cover and use, and explicitly address issues related to material transport. Application of such tools allow managers to identify prioritize and reduce exports from both point and non-point sources using approaches that are technically sound and cost-effective. The Project also demonstrates and evaluates the selected management interventions designed to reduce or eliminate nutrient export. The implementation of the WFD constitutes a major change in the management of coastal areas on the European level together with an appropriate change in the river basin management. For this purpose, the developed tools and models in the first phase of the project will be the core of a large decision support system (DSS) – the output of the second phase of the project, which also will be the base for producing River Basin Management Plans. The DSS will allow the general user, e.g., regional planners, civil servants etc. to perform large-scale analyses without requiring extensive experience in databases, GIS, and modeling tools.