Saturday, October 29, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Further Austrian partners contributed to the final Alp-Water-Scarce results. The Federal Institute for Agricultural Economics (AWI) reported on pan-alpine water scarcity impacts resulting from agricultural business while the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) was in charge of analyzing the impacts on water quality. The Federal Government of Styria was in charge of work package 5 "Water System Characterisation" while the Federal Government in Carinthia with its sub-contractors Joanneum Research, the Environmental Bureau Klagenfurt, and the Carinthian Lake Research institute was contributing to the Austrian/(Slovenian) pilot sites.
Monday, October 3, 2011
In the framework of the eContentplus programme (now called ICT PSP) the GS Soil project opened the GS Soil Portal for retrieval of seamlessly available soil data across Europe. The first testing phase has been successfully finished. Presently we are looking for volunteers further testing of the portal functionalities. We are also inviting all data providers to join our efforts towards a comprehensive soil portal, making soil datasets seamlessly searchable across Europe. In case you are interested please do not hesitate to contact the project coordinator Katharina Feiden.
In the framework of an Interreg IVa project LIDAR datasets have been recorded in the Austrian-Bavarian border region (Salzburg, Tyrol, and Berchtesgaden). The pre-processed LIDAR data result in Digital Surface Models (DSM) and Digital Terrain Models (DTM) from which vegetation heights as normalized canopy height model (nCHM) have been extracted by using Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA) techniques.
The objective is to calculate vegetation based shadow areas for different time periods. This will be an input parameter for the evaluation of existing and planned alpine skiing slopes. In cooperation with the Centre for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) a Snow Height Index (SHI) will be developed and spatially explicit represented for past, present and future snow heights at different years and times.
Duration: 04/2008 - 12/2011 (45 month)
Total Budget: 2 mio EUR