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INSPIRE for the Carpathians - towards effective implementation of the Carpathian Convention

Monika Rusztecka, Maria Andrzejewska, Anna Adamowicz, Piotr Mikołajczyk and Daniel Starczewski

(Submission #294)


The Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention) is the second worldwide (besides the Alpine Convention) multilateral international agreement concerning the protection and sustainable development of a single mountain region. The objective of the Carpathian Convention is the cooperation of its Parties, and pursuing a comprehensive policy for the protection and sustainable development of the Carpathian region, in order to improve the quality of life, strengthen local economies and communities, and maintain the natural, landscape and cultural heritage values of the Carpathians. Implementation of the Carpathian Convention requires extended and interdisciplinary cooperation of all Parties (public units, communities, NGO, researchers and other stakeholders) and covers 10 themes, defined in dedicated articles (Articles 3-13) referenced to various aspects of sustainable development. Presentation refers to examples of use of geospatial datasets and dedicated applications: Carpathian Countries Integrated Biodiversity Information System (CCIBIS), and GreenGo!Carpathians collaborative platform consisting of mobile application and geoportal, for the purpose of fostering activities on sustainable spatial planning and ecological connectivity in Carpathians. Following examples of use of the INSPIRE data and web-services with geospatial tools will be discussed:

  1. Mapping green infrastructure in Carpathians based on local communities engagement and participation (GreenGo! Carpathians collaborative platform);
  2. Greening spatial planning in Carpathians through recognition and assessment of the ecological connectivity and ecosystem services (GreenGo! Carpathians collaborative platform, CCIBIS);
  3. Data integration challenges for the purposes of recognition of ecological corridors in transboundary areas (CCIBIS); Use of geospatial datasets resulted from processing of INSPIRE data and COPERNICUS resources foster to explore and visualize relations and spatial dependencies of ecological connectivity at the local and regional scale in the Carpathians. Broader access to data resources contribute to enhancement of nature and landscape conservation at the local and regional level, and support the spatial planning procedures and consequently bring to live Carpathian Convention in to practice of stakeholders.


Topic Area:  [1.1] Sustainable management of natural resources and natural capital
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Academic:   Yes
Data Provider:   No
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   No
INSPIRE newbies:   Yes
Policy Officers:   Yes
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   Yes
Thematic specialists:   Yes

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