| Project objectives:
The main aim of RECARE is to develop effective prevention, remediation and restoration measures using an innovative trans-disciplinary approach, actively
integrating and advancing knowledge of stakeholders and scientists in 17 Case Studies, covering a range of soil threats in different bio-physical and socio-economic
environments across Europe.
| Product Descriptions:
What will we do in the Case Study sites?
The following activities will be undertaken in the 17 RECARE Case Study sites:
The current state of degradation and conservation will be assessed using a new methodology, based on the WOCAT mapping procedure,
Impacts of degradation and conservation on soil functions and ecosystem services will be quantified in a harmonized, spatially explicit way, accounting
for costs and benefits, and possible trade-offs,
Prevention, remediation and restoration measures selected and implemented by stakeholders in a participatory process will be evaluated regarding efficacy,
The applicability and impact of these measures at the European level will be assessed using a new integrated bio-physical and socio-economic model, accounting
for land use dynamics as a result of for instance economic development and policies.
Review of current Policies
Existing national and EU policies will be reviewed and compared to identify potential incoherence, contradictions and synergies. Policy messages will
be formulated based on the Case Study results and their integration at European level.
A comprehensive dissemination and communication strategy, including the development of a web-based Dissemination and Communication Hub, will accompany
the other activities to ensure that project results are disseminated to a variety of stakeholders at the right time and in the appropriate formats to stimulate
renewed care for European soils. (http://www.recare-hub.eu/)