Changes in Arid Mediterranean Ecosystems on the Long term and Earth Observation (CAMELEO), 1997-2001

December 31, 2002

The principal objective of CAMELEO is to set-up and demonstrate an integrated concept for an operational Earth observation system to operationally monitor desertification processes at regional scale in the arid parts of the Mediterranean basin (i.e. mainly North Africa), in order to contribute to the fulfillment of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) and to support sustainable land management to mitigate desertification. The general concept is to integrate all available data on the studied environments. This includes data collected on the ground as well as data acquired by Earth Observation programmes. The scientific approach relies strongly on the experience and results already gained by the other projects (i.e. EMAP-MECOM) and international initiatives such as the ROSELT-OSS network.

Division : Environmental Studies and Land use
Prof       : Prof.Dr.Abd-Alla Gad Abd-Alla Gad