The project started with the kick-off meeting which was held on July 15, 2022 and will be implemented within a period of two years. The project is coordinated by ATLANTIS Environment & Innovation and is implemented in collaboration with the Eratosthenis Excellence Centre and the Cyprus Department of Environment.
Project ‘EDAFOS’ aims to develop test and validate a Geographical Information System (GIS) based platform to assess and map desertification and land degradation risk. The development of the EDAFOS platform will be based on the evolution of the DeWIS and Medalus methods and will have an open architecture to allow the seamless expansion and deployment of the Tool at large geospatial scales. The platform will apply state of art methods and tools for the processing of satellite data and products and ground based measurements for the preparation of risk maps as well as pressure response analysis.
Among others, the EDAFOS Platform will support National Competent Authorities in the implementation of the desertificatio directive and the development of desertification and land degradation management and mitigation plans.
The EDAFOS project is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).
For more information, you can contact Charalambos Panayiotou at [email protected].