Establishment of EcoInformatics and GIS Laboratory

Starting, ending: 
February, 2013 to June, 2014

Principal Investigator: Zoltán Botta-Dukát, DSc

Brief description:
Establishment of a common geoinformation infrastructure for the Centre for Ecological Research through software, hardware and data purchase, integration with existing spatial ecological and environmental datasets and leading-edge research methodologies into an EcoInformatics and GIS Laboratory. The lab will provide new capabilities to (1) spatial analysis and predictive modelling of species, habitats and ecosystems of the Carpathian basin, (2) assessment of ecosystem services in relation with biodiversity, land use change and climate change, (3) risk assessment of alien invasive species, (4) ecological remote sensing methodology development.

Planned costs:
098,3 Million HUF - contribution of the MTA ÖK
088,4 Million HUF - cost requested from the MTA
186,7 Million HUF - total costs

Time frame:
01 February, 2013 - starting date
30 June, 2014 - ending date