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Bulletin: Who needs HERMOSA?

Bulletin: Who needs HERMOSA?

The answer to the question “Who needs HERMOSA?” is simple: Everyone involved in ecosystem restoration. And while the general public will not need the platform itself, the results from HERMOSA are of interest to it too. Let’s take a closer look.

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Feature of the week: Project implementation support using the module “Organise & Implement”

Feature of the week: Project implementation support using the module “Organise & Implement”

When restoring ecosystems usually several stakeholders are involved. First of all the local community will be involved, often supported by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) who will assume management functions. The local or regional government will have a role to play, as well as some organisation – maybe a large corporation – providing the funding which is essential for the project to happen in the first place.

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Bulletin: The evolution of the HERMOSA project

Bulletin: The evolution of the HERMOSA project

In 2016 the European Commission formulated a Space Strategy for Europe which prompted the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2017 to put out a tender requesting concepts to utilize space assets, i.e. data and services from navigation and earth observation satellites, to address food security issues in the context of the Sustainability Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger.

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Feature of the week: Stakeholder matchmaking using the module “Identify & Connect”

Feature of the week: Stakeholder matchmaking using the module “Identify & Connect”

Ecosystem restoration is a complex, multi-stakeholder process. Not one organisation alone will be successful when tackling the planting of trees, the restoration of watersheds, the protection of mangroves, the establishment of agro-forestry systems, the protection of biodiversity and the revitalization of wetlands to name but a few topics related to ecosystem restoration.

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