Brussels, 19 Sep 2005
The Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a call for tenders relating to the development of harmonised indicators and estimation procedures for forests with protective functions against natural hazards in mountain regions.
The main objective of the project is to explore the possible contribution of the NFIs and other forest
monitoring systems to assess forest protective functions, by:
- identifying key components of the forest protective function by selecting useful indicators and surrogates;
- harmonising definitions and estimation procedures based on existing NFI and other forest monitoring data in these regions;
- proposing a strategy for monitoring and reporting some aspects of protective functions of mountain forests in the mountain regions; and
- identifying features and usefulness of remote sensing techniques and field assessments for harmonised monitoring of protective functions.
For further information, please contact:
Directorate-General Joint Research Centre
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Attn: Ms. Manuela Grossi
TP 263, Via Fermi 1
To see the full details of the call, please:
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 07.10.2005.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 24.10.2005.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.