Projects 2004

Pilot Study on the Control with Remote Sensing of Area Based Subsidies in Bulgaria (2004-2005)

Participants: JRC, BASA-ReSAC, Intelgeo, AIRE/CTS

Main objectives:

  • To test the whole process of CwRS on a pilot site
  • From the point of view of technology
  • From the point of view of organization on both local and national level
  • To evaluate the possible sources for LPIS at national level
  • To propose a global organization of the future Control with Remote Sensing Campaign for Bulgaria

Added-value objectives:

  • To increase the awareness of citizen and national administration on CAP
  • To promote GIS and remote sensing technologies in the agriculture on local level

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.

Creation of Digital Atlases for the Territory of the Municipalities and Cities of Vratsa and Rousse for the Purposes of Land Management and Urban Planning

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.

RER/01/G33/A/1G/31 - Control of Eutrophication, Hazardous Substances and Related Measures for Rehabilitating the Black Sea Ecosystem: Phase I, a Demonstration of Environmental and Restoration Approaches in the Kamchia River Basin, Bulgaria. Phase I: Development and Evaluation of Modeling and Assessment Approaches

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.