The team is applying the concept of Functional Land Management (Schulte et al., 2014) at EU level. This means assessing the demand and the supply for each of the soil functions, at European scale and assessing potential land use options, using advanced spatially explicit modelling. Outputs include indicative scenario maps of the actual and potential supply of soil functions across the EU.
Deliverable 4.3 Scenarios maps: visualising optimised scenarios where supply of soil functions matches demands for these functions – at regional and EU scales
How are we doing in our first 18 months?
WP4 is due to commence in month 19, but has started slightly early. The goal of WP4 is to develop a tool for functional land management that allows a dynamic assessment of the supply of soil functions in response to particular changes in land-use and management across Europe. WP4 will apply Bayesian Belief modelling to develop demand and supply maps for Europe.