Project Overview

LANDSUPPORT “Development of Integrated Web-Based Land Decision Support System Aiming Towards the Implementation of Policies for Agriculture and Environment”

Landsupport stands for “Development of an integrated web-based land decision support system that aims at the implementation of agriculture and environment policies.”

The LANDSUPPORT project – funded under the Horizon 2020 program – is coordinated by the CRISP Research Center (Interdepartmental Research Center on the “Earth Critical Zone” for support to Landscape and Agroenvironment Management) of the University of Naples Federico II and involves 19 Partners, of which 17 from EU countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary) and 2 from non-European countries (Malaysia and Lebanon).

The objective of the LANDSUPPORT project is the preparation of a decision support system (S-DSS smart decision support system), open and freely accessible via web platform, able to integrate spatial and environmental data and analysis and evaluation models. The project will provide information tools useful for a sustainable management of soil and territory for different areas – agricultural, forestry, urban – and to support reporting and urban and territorial planning.

Overall, the S-DSS will contribute to the development and implementation of land use policies in Europe and promote an integrated and participatory approach to rural development and environmental policies by allowing, inter alia, the assessment of trade-offs between different land uses.

The project has a duration of 42 months starting in May 2018.

Ariespace role

ARIESPACE is the leader of Work Package 5 which aims to design and develop the spatial decision support system by integrating the modeling of the calculation engines and the different levels of data.