Ecological sustainable Governance of Mediterranean protected Areas via
improved Scientific, Technical and Managerial Knowledge Base
Technical Joint Meeting
Athens 14 November 2017, 08.45
Hotel Royal Olympic
The Mediterranean region is heavily dependent on natural ecosystems in terms of the quality of life and well-being of citizens, territorial attractiveness and hence the economic value of the whole area. Natural resources in the region are extremely valuable and have been recognized as a major driving force for socio-economic development.
In order to preserve natural ecosystems and facilitate the sustainable development of the Mediterranean basin protected areas, the overall objective of the European Co-funded EcoSUSTAIN project is to increase the management capacity of protected areas while developing integrated management and networking methodology as well as innovative water quality monitoring tools.
The municipality of Nafplio is now equipped with an integrated Smart City system that offers relevant to the citizens' and visitors' interests information on important topics with a simple move of their smartphone in 52 locations throughout the Municipality!
The first heatwave of this year's summer season is already in front of the gates! The next few days are expected to be particularly hot and difficult especially for the sensitive groups of our fellow citizens.
But there are 44 points in the City of Athens that will help you find coolness with just one simple move with your mobile phone!
ADC now includes a new service: a Greenhouse Effect related index (Downward Surface Longwave Flux) of the Earth's surface as received from Eumetsat satellites. DSLF is the result of atmospheric absorption, emission and scattering within the entire atmospheric column and may be defined as the thermal irradiance reaching the surface in the thermal infrared spectrum (4-100 µm).