MOOC registration is open!

Do you want to know what Marginal Lands (MLs) are?

Are you interested in applying the latest remote sensing techniques? 

In this MOOC, you will learn: (1) the definition of MLs; (2) a methodological proposal for the identification and classification of MLs; (3) a short review of forest biomass estimation with optical sensors, RADAR and LiDAR; (4) a proposal of carbon calculation; and (5) an introduction to the MLs management application created in GEE in the framework of the project.

During the course, we will give you some recommendations for manipulating large datasets, and we will teach you how to work with the Mail Geoportal application as a user. All this with the aim that you will be able to better understand the concept of MLs and will be able to analyze large MLs extensions in a fast way. 

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The Magic Project – Final Event

1st – 3rd of December 2021

The virtual event “Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity” will present and discuss relevant findings of the Magic project.

The event will take place in cooperation with the Horizon 2020 projects Becool and and Bike

More information you can find here

“MAIL” Kick-off meeting in Brussels

On January 16th, 2019 the kick-off meeting of MAIL project (Identifying Marginal Lands in Europe and strengthening their contribution potentialities in a CO2 sequestration strategy) took place in Brussels.

Its main objective is to detect marginal lands, to classify them and to evaluate their potential use as carbon sinks into the European Union. Indicatively, marginal lands might be abandoned lands, unproductive lands, degraded lands, barren lands, contaminated lands, etc. 

The project focuses at mountainous and semi-mountainous Marginal Lands in order to avoid conflict with the agro food sector.

The project team is consisted by:

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)  Coordinator
  • Cesefor Foundation

The project is founded by EU Research and Innovation programme “Horizon 2020”. Particularly by Marie Skłodowska-Curie/ RISE action (International and inter-sectoral cooperation through the Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges) where its implementation is based on specialized personnel secondments. 

The project is fully founded with total budget of 800,400.00 €. Officially started in 01/01/2019 with 36 months duration.