Desertification Information System for the Mediterranean, European Environment Agency
Data Center Description
The Desertification Information System for the Mediterranean of the European Environment Agency is involved in the study of desertification and drought in the Mediterranean.
The main issues and studies address are:
1. National and sub-regional policies to combat soil degradation are often based on an empirical evaluation and qualitative analysis, rather than on information resulting from data analyses, due to the limited interaction between scientific institutions and policy makers.
2. The NAPs of the Mediterranean countries are not based on common and homogeneous information, due to the scarce linkages amongst the national institutions of the different countries.
3. Consequently, national and sub-regional policies in the Mediterranean Region are not sufficiently appropriate and consistent.