Prof. Fabio Terribile is coordinator of LANDSUPPORT (awarded as “success story” by the European Commission) and explains in his video why LANDSUPPORT is breaking the wall to open-access tools for agriculture, forestry and land management. LANDSUPPORT is an H2020 project aimed at developing a completely free, open-access GeoSpatial Decision Support System (www.landsupport.eu) devoted to supporting sustainable agriculture and forestry, evaluating trade-off between land uses, and contributing to the development and implementation of land use policies in Europe and selected UN SDGs. It combines satellite, drone and remote sensing data with cutting-edge models to bring in the ‘hands’ of policymakers, farmers and even citizens relevant information and help them make informed environmental choices. LANDSUPPORT brought together 19 partners from 10 countries across Europe, Middle East and Asia, to achieve a set of innovative scientific, technical and land policy-oriented specific objectives. It delivered 15 macro-tools, with more than 100 operational sub-tools, to reconcile grand agriculture/environmental sustainability policy ambitions with operational reality.
BREAKING THE WALL TO OPEN-ACCESS TOOLS FOR AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND LAND MANAGEMENT
LANDSUPPORT: a DSS towards better land and soil policies
University Federico II
The coordinator of LANDSUPPORT (awarded as “success story” by the European Commission), Prof. Fabio Terribile, Full Professor of Soil Science at the University of Napoli Federico II in Italy. He has been President of the Italian Society of Pedology and currently he chairs the Commission of Soil Morphology and Micromorphology at the International Union of Soil Sciences. He is/has been in many Editorial Boards of scientific journals and he is/has been project leader of many national and international research projects (e.g. COST, LIFE+, H2020, FAO). He is also author of more than 100 publications including 81 publications on ISI journals. (h index (scopus): 27.)