VOLANTE - Visions of Land Use Transitions in Europe

VOLANTE will provide an interdisciplinary scientific basis to inform land use and natural resource management policies and decision-making. It will achieve this by advancing knowledge in land system science and using this knowledge to develop a ROADMAP FOR FUTURE LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE,  VOLANTE will design new methodologies and integrated models to analyse human environment interactions, feedbacks in land use systems, hotspots of land use transitions and identify critical thresholds in land system dynamics. The Roadmap will bring together this science-base with key players in research, policy, business and NGOs, and will be a significant European Science Policy Briefing for the years to come in the promotion of multifunctional and sustainable pathways of land system change.

VOLANTE unites researchers with experience and expertise in land use processes and modelling at multiple spatial and temporal scales from different scientific disciplines. Close interaction will be established with relevant decision makers at regional and European level, to enhance the evidence-based and problem oriented science-policy interface. A structured approach will be taken to incorporate the views of a broad set of stakeholders at all stages of the project to inform land use planning and natural resource management policies and decision-making, setting dynamic targets for ecosystem and resource management.

Volante -FP7-ENV-2010-265104. Large-scale integrating project supported by the European Commission under the Environment (including climate change) Theme of the 7 Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

Alterra-LEI, the Netherlands (coordinator)
UEDIN, Centre for the study of Environmental Change and Sustainability (CECS) and School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, UK,
UNIKLU, Institute of Social Ecology Vienna (SEC), Austria
IVM-VU, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
PIK, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
UCPH, Department of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
EFI, European Forest Institute, International
CNRS, Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, France
Aegean, University of the Aegean, Greece
UNIBUC, University of Bucharest, Romania
JRC-IES, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre, International
UBER, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
NERI-AU, National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark
PROSPEX, PROSPEX bvba (SME), Belgium


Visions of future land use in Europe - Stakeholder visions for 2040

The Volante Roadmap Towards Sustainable - Land Resource Management in Europe

The Volante visions of future land use in Europe

The Volante Roadmap Scientific basis


More information on the project website: http://www.volante-project.eu/ (last visited 25.7.2018)

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