On February 26, 2018 representatives of the HESOFF project from the Remote Sensing Division of the Institute of Aviation: Mariusz Kacprzak and Marcin Spiralski met at the University of Oxford with a delegation from the NaturEtrade project (LIFE12 ENV/UK/000473). Both projects are being implemented as part of the European Commission LIFE Programme. Meeting was initiated in regards of the project management and monitoring process – establishing contacts with beneficiaries of the LIFE Program.
The NaturEtrade project itself focuses on combining scientific research with the policy of providing ecosystem services, and this is possible by creating a set of tools and mechanisms for identification, mapping and creation in relation to the ecosystem services market in Europe. The project assumes, among others, creation of an online transaction platform – “NaturEtrade”.
The meeting of representatives of both projects took place in a nice atmosphere, which promises to further cooperation, and its most important points are:
- Presentation of the current state of work on the side of the HESOFF project, as well as NaturEtrade.
- Discussion and comparison of the results so far.
- Discussing the possibility of cooperation between projects, especially in the area of large-scale and small-scale data integration.