Data Infrastructures for Protected Areas

Nature-GIS is a network bringing together the different stakeholders in protected areas: users and experts in IT and in nature conservation.

The objectives of the network are:

  • to offer a contribution to improve information for EU policy making and evaluation, particularly for improving reporting related to the implementation of the EU Nature Protection and Biodiversity policy area.
  • to offer as well a contribution to raise awareness regarding the use of GI-GIS in this field.

The proposal should be seen in the larger frame of its contribution to the different European documents and conventions that require research, identification and exchange of information to ease and promote conservation of biodiversity.

Very operationally, Nature-GIS could become a focal point to identify specific GI-GIS requirements for “Nature Conservation & Biodiversity” in the European Policies.

Results of the network are: 

See the Nature-GIS Guidelines in the publications section.

  • Funding: EU IST Programme
  • Start-End year: 2003-2005