The overall goal is to develop indicators for the early and rapid
identification of soil deterioration and for the monitoring of the
efficacy and suitability of remediation methods.
of the indicators of desertification mechanisms on selective fields
in various stages of degradation and remediation;
on a pan European basis on locations, which will be selected with
the assistance of international and national stakeholders; and
The project will be carried out in three phases
of the project with past and present endeavours in this area (WP1),
including the contribution of stakeholders
from scientific, public and private sectors. Also within this
phase potential remediation strategies will be developed for initial
development (WP3, WP4,
- Calibration and validation (upscaling) of the
results obtained within the second phase. This will be achieved
will be the scientific and non-scientific dissemination (WP7).
The task of this work package will be active during the entire course
of the project.