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Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Central European Land Fragmentation in the Years to Come

Central European Land Fragmentation in the Years to Come   Central European agriculture suffers from extreme fragmentation of land ownership. Land consolidation may be a solution, provided that specific regional conditions are considered. Current regional conditions are the subject of several studies, but do lack the time-dimension. Download (2002) (14 pages; 85 KB PDF)  

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Living with Climate Change in Europe

Living with Climate Change in Europe Global warming is a fact. Climate change is happening and it is even accelerating. What we are seeing today are only the early signs of climate change and the result of past greenhouse gas emissions. Europe needs a wake-up call to prevent that climate change takes catastrophic dimensions later

Friday, September 7th, 2007

New ESRI Press Book Illustrates how GIS Helps to Manage the Environment

Case studies in ESRI Press’s new book GIS for Environmental Management detail how biologists, ecologists, and other scientists around the world use geographic information systems (GIS) to preserve important ecosystems. The book by Robert Scally illustrates the many innovative uses of GIS in a dozen projects, ranging from protecting Madagascar’s national parks to tracking environmental

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

The Water Framework Directive in the Baltic Sea Region Countries

The Water Framework Directive in the Baltic Sea Region Countries. The European Union Water Framework Directive (WFD) was adopted in 2000. The WFD takes an integrated approach to water management and the overall objective is to achieve “good water status” for all waters in Europe by 2015. Download (2007)(176 pages, 9MB PDF)

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Social Impact Assessment in Regional Land Use Planning: – Best practices from Finland

The research programme, ‘Internationalisation of regional development policies – Needs and demands in the Nordic countries’ was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers in the spring of 2005. The aim of this programme is to undertake research on key issues, where it has been identified that new knowledge is needed, and where such knowledge

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

The Emerging Norwegian Municipal Structure

The Emerging Norwegian Municipal Structure In Norway, as in the other Nordic countries, a discussion is currently taking place in respect of how to reform sub-national  political and administrative structures. At present Norway, with a population of 4.7 million, holds direct elections to 431 municipalities, in Norwegian termed kommune, and 19 counties (in Norwegian fylkeskommune).

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Landscape Character Assessment as a Basis for Planning and Designing Sustainable Land Use in Europe

Download Slideshow (2006) (40 slides, 4.35 MB PDF)

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

SDI Social and Economic Impact

SDI Social and Economic Impact – Users’ perspective SDI is recognized as an essentially tool and promot Download Slideshow (2006) (13 slides, 391 KB PDF)

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

FIMR Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Environment: Annual Report 2006

FIMR Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Environment: Annual Report 2006 Report Series of the Finnish Institute of Marine Research. Download (2006) (113 pages; 21.55 MB PDF)

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Implementation of the North European Gas Pipeline Project

Implementation of the North European Gas Pipeline Project A basic agreement on the construction of the North European Gas Pipeline (NEGP) through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany was signed on 8 September 2005. Due to the scale of the construction, the project requires Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Under the Convention on Environmental Impact

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