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Economic Assessment of Soil Deterioration

September 2003 to April 2004
Soil is the basis of all economic and cultural activities; however, this "fundamental" economic value of soil is barely recognised. As part of a project for the European Commission, Ecologic and the French Geological Survey (BRGM) will therefore estimate the economic consequences that the continued degradation of European soils implies. Read more

Land Use - Strategies, Instruments and Measures for Nature Conservation

June 2003 to November 2003
Land consumption in Germany, which is caused mainly by the construction of transportation infrastructure and new housing projects, currently stands at the alarmingly high rate of 130 ha a day. Funded by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and in cooperation with the Leipniz Institute for Ecological and Regional Development (IÖR), Ecologic is analyzing the contribution of nature protection policy to reducing and managing the demand for land use in Germany. At the centre of this research lie the instruments of nature conservation policy, such as the creation of protected areas, the European Flora and Fauna Directive, Environmental Impact Assessment and landscape planning. Read more

Service for the Provision of Advanced Geo-Information on Environmental Pressure and State (SAGE)

February 2003 to October 2004
Policy makers increasingly need accurate and timely information to meet reporting requirements linked to environmental legislation and decision making. This project explored the extent to which Earth Observation (EO) services can help meet the special reporting requirements of two important European Union (EU) environmental policy areas, namely the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Soil Protection Initiative (SPI). Read more

Common Forum on Contaminated Land

November 2002
15 November 2002
The "EU Common Forum on Contaminated Land" was initiated in 1994 and provides a discussion forum for experts from all EU Member States and Accession Countries. Main topics are the develoment of strategies for the treatment of contaminated sites and for land recycling. Key aspects of the 9th meeting of the Forum in November 2002 at Berlin are the Groundwater Directive, Environmental Liability, Soil Policy, Sustainable Landuse, the 6th RTD Framework Program and two EU research projects (EUGRIS, METROPOLIS). Read more

Scientific Basis for a Precautionary Soil Protection

September 1999 to November 1999
This project's report outlines the existing opportunities for extensive precautionary soil protection from a scientific point of view. It will be a part of the expert report "Possibilities for an Extensive Soil Protection" of the Scientific Advisory Council for Soil Protection of the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.Read more

Integration of Soil Protection Requirements into other Policies

Theses for the Preparatory Meeting on the 18-19 May 1999 in Preparation of the European Soil Forum in November 1999
Choudhury, Keya; Stefani Bär 1999: Integration of Soil Protection Requirements into other Policies. Theses for the Preparatory Meeting on the 18-19 May 1999 in Preparation of the European Soil Forum in November 1999. Berlin.Read more


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