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National Observatory of                         Land Degradation and Desertification                                    in...
National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina                           Background:      Land ...
National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina               Observatory´s Objetives:• Support ...
National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina            Observatory´s Structure:
National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina              Observatory´s Products:• Bio-physic...
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National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in ArgentinaThe Observatory is a successful example ofpartner...
National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in ArgentinaThank you!!Thank you!
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Vanina PIETRAGALLA "Institutionalization of desertification monitoring in Argentina: Development and implementation of the National Observatory on Land Degradation and Desertification"

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Vanina PIETRAGALLA "Institutionalization of desertification monitoring in Argentina: Development and implementation of the National Observatory on Land Degradation and Desertification"

  1. 1. National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina Institutionalization of Desertification Monitoring in Argentina: Development and Implementation of the National Observatory on Land Degradation and DesertificationSpeaker: Prof. Elena Abraham (IADIZA –CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina)Authors: Elena Abraham, Donaldo Bran, María Laura Corso, José Cueva, Patricia Maccagno, Néstor Maceira, Alejandro Maggi, Stella Navone, Vanina Pietragalla, Marcela Román, Darío Soria, Almut Therburg
  2. 2. National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina Background: Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) 2003-2011 • Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development , (SAyDS) • National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) • National Research Institute of Drylands (IADIZA-CONICET ) • National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) • School of Agriculture, University of Buenos Aires (FAUBA) • Centre for the Survey and Assessment of Agricultural and Natural Resources (CREAN)Institutions involved created the Observatory in December 2011
  3. 3. National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina Observatory´s Objetives:• Support decision-making in land management• Bio-physical and socio-economic monitoring and assessment of land degradation• Encouragement of mitigation, adaptation, prevention and restoration practices• Promotion, generation and diffusion of the knowhow on Land Degradation and Desertification in different spheres of activity
  4. 4. National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina Observatory´s Structure:
  5. 5. National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina Observatory´s Products:• Bio-physical , socio-economic and management indicators Generation of the two impact indicators demanded by the UNCCD• Interactive maps and a repository of geospatial data• Inter-institutional projects• Website
  6. 6. National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in Argentina Observatory´s WebsiteOrganise, store and publish informationWebsite structure:• Observatory: presentation, background, chronology, objectives, structure• News & Events• Observatorys activities: reports, memories, projects• Documentation: Publications, legislation, links• Indicators – Maps – Pilot Sites• Sitemap, contact, FAQ, Intranet www.desertificacion.gob.ar
  7. 7. National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in ArgentinaThe Observatory is a successful example ofpartnership building between the political andscientific technological sectors in Argentina
  8. 8. National Observatory of Land Degradation and Desertification in ArgentinaThank you!!Thank you!

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