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Publication of "Freshwater and Marine ecosystems: state, services, perspectives"

Remote Sensing Application Center – ReSAC in a consortium with partners published a scientific study on the project “FEMA: Fresh water ecosystem services mapping and assessment in Bulgaria”

In relation to the FEMA project completion “Fresh water ecosystem services mapping and assessment in Bulgaria”, financed by the BG03 Program “Biodiversity and Ecosystems” of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (FM / EEA 2009-2014), a new scientific study has been developed and published providing an information on the mapping and assessment of Freshwater and Marine ecosystems in Bulgaria, located outside the NATURA and the protected area system in Bulgaria (national and nature parks, strict and maintained reserves, protected localities, natural landmarks).

Content:
List of abbreviations… 5
Preface… 6
Methodology for mapping of ecosystem condition and their services… 7
Scope and coverage of mapped aquatic ecosystems (freshwater and marine)… 9
Data sources and information for ecosystem condition and their services of the aquatic (freshwater and marine) ecosystems…10
Used data for mapping of freshwater (river and lake) ecosystems…13
Mapping of the freshwater ecosystem subtypes…15
Used data for mapping of Black Sea ecosystems…19
Nomenclature of the river ecosystems and water bodies from category “rivers”… 20
Nomenclature of the lake ecosystems and water bodies from category “lakes”… 22
Nomenclature of the marine ecosystems, including coastal seawater bodies… 23
Selected indicators for assessment of condition and services, provided by freshwater and marine ecosystems… 27
Presentation of the Web GIS portal and freshwater and marine ecosystems maps…41
Presentation of the project website… 42

The project Partners are:

  • Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBERBAS);
  • Remote Sensing Application Center – ReSAC;
  • Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe – branch Bulgaria;
  • Club “Economika 2000”.

RESAC FEMA
A digital copy of the scientific study in Bulgarian (47 pages) can be downloaded here:
Freshwater and Marine ecosystems: state, services, perspectives
ISBN: 978-954-90138-5-6
First Edition, Sofia, 2017
Publisher: Club “Economika 2000”
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For more information:
Remote Sensing Application Center – ReSAC – www.resac-bg.org 61, Tzar Assen Str., fl. 2, 1463, Sofia, Bulgaria. Tel/Fax: +35929800731
E-mail: resac@techno-link.com