LINKING PAN-EUROPEAN LANDCOVER CHANGE TO PRESSURES ON BIODIVERSITY
BIOPRESS is part of the Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security (GMES) programme wich aims at achieving ‘European capacity for Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security’.
BIOPRESS will help realize this ambitious goal, by providing decision makers with quantitative information on how changing land cover/use has affected the environment and biodiversity in Europe.
BIOPRESS is a 3 year- project that started in January 2003. The project is currently producing historical (1950 – 2000) land cover change information in and around Natura2000 sites, which will be converted into information on pressures on biodiversity.