Desertification in the Mediterranean region
Zipped GRID format, raster data
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Mapping sensitivity to desertification (DISMED), 2003
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This is part of the project Desertification Information System to Support National Action Programmes in the Mediterranean (DISMED), where the EEA is involved.
Since March 2002 a Working group on sensitivity mapping on desertification and drought has been established with the mandate of defining technical specification of the cartography.
By the end of June 2003 the ETC prepared an assessment report on the feasibility of the map where it was concluded that a minimum data sets and methodology existed for Europe except for the socio-economic layer. Since no new data has been available, the map developed corresponds to the minimum requirements described in the above mentioned report.
Geographical coverage note: data for the Mediterranean parts of France only