ACTIONS & DELIVERABLES
Assessment of needs and capacities per stakeholder group
Stakeholders mapping based on interest and influence, and identification of groups of a) key stakeholders, b) relevant actors and c) target audiences.
Research to assess the needs and capacities of each group.
Identification, mapping and grouping of stakeholders and target audiences
Assessment of needs and capacities (including technical capacity and gaps) of stakeholders
Baseline assessment on specific administrative, management, monitoring and reporting challenges and gaps
Review of relevant biodiversity information systems
Review of existing biodiversity datasets at national, regional & local level and identification of data providers. Development of a thorough catalogue of biodiversity datasets and review of their special characteristics.
State-of-the-art review of international, EU and national environmental/biodiversity Information Management Systems and portals, and identification of good practices.
State-of-the-art review of remote sensing potential for operational biodiversity monitoring.
Potential synergies with LIFE IP4Natura, AdaptInGr, CEI Greece, and Ecopotential and GEOBON
State of the art Review on Environmental Information Systems and Earth Observation systems
State of the art Review on wireless sensor techniques for biodiversity monitoring
Communication and response of data providers and list of biodiversity datasets that could be included in EL BIOS
Review of existing biodiversity information at national, regional and local level and identification of candidate data providers
Definition of structure and thematic domains of the EL BIOS services
Determine the thematic domains and structure of the EL BIOS Information System.
Initial definition of structure, thematic domains, use cases, traditional and EO based indicators
Final definition of structure, thematic domains, use cases, traditional and EO based indicators
Design & Development of EL BIOS Biodiversity Information System
Analysis, evaluation, conceptual architecture and user requirements of the four subsystems compiling the EL BIOS Biodiversity Information System: 1) Data subsystem, 2) Presentation subsystem, 3) Processing subsystem and 4) Administration subsystem.
1st Report on Construction of back-end and front-end EL BIOS Information System Tool
2nd Report on Construction of backend and front-end EL BIOS Information System Tool
Different level of users and graded level of accessibility
Analysis of the full operation of EL BIOS Information System
Integration of existing national biodiversity datasets into EL BIOS
Processing, homogenization and provision of metadata, for the data that will be included in EL BIOS.
List of national biodiversity databases and datasets suitable to be integrated in EL BIOS Biodiversity Information System and definition of data and metadata specifications
Migration of existing national biodiversity datasets into EL BIOS
Implementation of EO-based workflows based on satellite data and production of biodiversity indicators
Biodiversity indicators modelling: analysis of the available geospatial (GIS and image processing) algorithms.
Specification of the EO Biodiversity indicators algorithms: establishment of Αlgorithm Theoretic Baseline Document (ATBD).
Design of the Biodiversity indicators algorithms.
Construction of EL BIOS EO services for the production of biodiversity indicators.
Validation and Technical verification of EL BIOS EO services.
EO services development and Validation Report
Innovative technologies and approaches for biodiversity information extraction, in 2 selected National Parks of Greece (one mountainous and one wetland/coastal)
Innovative RS data acquisition and information extraction (remote sensing, EO, wireless sensors, Lidar) over pilot site A (mountainous): Pindos National Park.
Innovative RS data acquisition and information extraction (remote sensing, EO, Lidar) over pilot site B (wetland / Coastal): Kotychi Strofylia Wetlands National Park.
Demonstration of implications and advantages for management and conservation through innovative RS data acquisition and information extraction.
Best Practice Guide on autonomous sensor network for the monitoring of biodiversity. Best practices and lessons learned from the deployment of wireless sensor nodes in Pindos National Park
Replication Guide 1: System design for the collection, processing and communication of the environmental data collected through wireless sensor nodes in Natura 2000 protected areas
Replication Guide 2: Cloud data center system design, for archiving, processing and analysing environmental data collected through wireless sensor nodes with AI algorithms
Technical Guide: Implications of the emerging RS data for biodiversity management and conservation. Technical guidelines and recommendations to be adopted from NECCA
Review Report: Information extraction results over the Northern Pindus National Park (pilot site A)
Review Report: Information extraction results over the Kotychi Strofylia Wetlands National Park (pilot site B)
EL BIOS operability: Synthesis for policy, calibration & governance plan
Synthesis of information for policy indicators.
Calibration of EL BIOS system and platform: revision and finalization of EL BIOS services.
Biodiversity Management and Governance Plan (BMGP) for the adoption and exploitation of EL BIOS information and services, within the Greek administration and society. The BMGP will specify the rules, guidelines, recommendations and actions related to the adoption of the EL BIOS by NECCA.
Impact Assessment: Socio-Economic impact assessment of the application of EL BIOS in regional and national level
Calibration report including questionnaire responses & user feedback
EL-BIOS Policy Indicators Report
Biodiversity Management and Governance Plan (BMGP)
Multidisciplinary training of key stakeholders and relevant actors, as either first-level users or second-level users or third-level users of EL BIOS Biodiversity Information System.
Knowledge test and measurement of increased capacity of trained personnel
MONITORING OF THE IMPACT OF THE PROJECT ACTIONS
Performance monitoring and assessment of the impact of the “Implementation Actions”.
Evaluation of change in Governance and monitoring of Capacity Building success.
Monitoring of the success of the “Public Awareness and Dissemination Actions”.
Monitoring of specific Project Performance Indicators.
Revised Final KPI Excel File with Project Monitoring Indicators
Impact Assessment: 1st Report on impact of EL BIOS Project’s actions
Impact Assessment: 2nd Report on impact of EL BIOS Project’s actions
PUBLIC AWARENESS AND DISSEMINATION OF RESULTS
Development of Communication Strategy and Dissemination Actions
Production of Publicity material
Info Days and Final Conference
Production of Layman’s report
Strategic Plan: Communication and Campaign Strategy
1st Report on Networking activities with LIFE & non-LIFE projects
#2 Video Spot
#3 Video Spot
#4 Video Spot
1st Report on promotion of the project through social media, newsletters, radio, tv, press, and Google Statistics
Plan to maximize effective synergies with LIFE PROWHIBIT
2nd Report on Networking activities with LIFE & non-LIFE projects
Review Report: Compilation of Newsletters, Press Releases, TV interviews and Articles
2nd Report on promotion of the project through social media, newsletters, radio, tv, press, and Google Statistics
Administrative, Technical, and Financial Project Management
- Establishment of a Steering Committee (SC)
- Administrative and Financial Management of project actions
- Establishment of a Quality Control Process and Monitoring of Project Actions
After-LIFE Sustainability Plan
Risk Management Plan & Mitigation Measures
After LIFE Plan for the sustainable continuation of EL BIOS Biodiversity Information System
Risk Management Plan for EL BIOS project, the Information System design and implementation process