Kent County Council (for Kent Biodiversity Partnership), Kent University, Nord Pas de Calais Region, National Botanical Centre of Bailleul
ARCH (Assessing Regional Changes to Habitats) is an INTERREG IVA project aiming to map natural habitats and their fragmentation across borders, for a better coordination of conservation efforts. The ARCH work package to which Eurisy is mainly contributing involves an inventory of good practices in the use of satellite information for biodiversity mapping and a cost-benefit analysis of potential suitable services to help Nord-Pas de Calais and Kent update their habitats maps.
Work with Eurisy
Eurisy is supporting the project through input on how to go about selecting relevant services; information on existing good practices on a European level; access to Eurisy’s network; dissemination efforts.
- Oct. 2009: Eurisy contributes to the drafting of call requirements for a study of satellite services potential, as part of ARCH
- Feb. 2010: call is launched. Eurisy disseminates it within its networks of service providers
- May 2010: project kick-off
- Oct. 2010: first working meeting between Nord Pas de Calais, Eurisy and selected contractor for satellite service study.
- Mai 2011: Workshop on analysis of needs in Nord-Pas de Calais
Case-Study Results So Far
Eurisy provided input in the drafting of requirements for ARCH call for tender.
Eurisy, in cooperation with SIRS, drafted an analysis of three good practice examples, that is, local and regional authorities who have used satellite data to map biodiversity, as a basis for comparisons and conclusions on which services and organisational models may suit Nord Pas de Calais and Kent.