Mission & Concept
Mission and concept of INTERactThe INTERact project addresses two cross-cutting research themes of the European Land-Use Institute, (I) improving application of software technologies in spatial planning and decision-making processes as well as (II) developing software tools to integrate an adaptive management in landscape planning. The concept of INTERact encompasses:
- Analysing socio-ecological interactions to support spatial landscape planning
- Strengthening the development of information and communication technologies
- Developing and implementing a common European landscape planning in CEE-SEE countries
The figure above shows the three level hierarchy of the INTERact concept that is based on both social-ecological interactions and the development of software solutions to implement an integrated spatial planning approach in CEE-SEE countries. Potential partners will be linked to the network of the European Land-use Institute in order to sharpen the research focus in these regions. Applying practice-oriented software tools as well as developing GIS-based technologies are of paramount interest for mapping and assessing ecosystem services. Finally, implementing a comparable EU-policy in CEE-SEE countries should be promoted.