Building EcoInformatics & GIS Laboratory

A proposal to build "Ecoinformatics Laboratory" was awarded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Principal Investigator: Zoltán Botta-Dukát, DSc - director of the Institute of Ecology and Botany, MTA ÖK

Developments planned: 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: 88.4 mFt

Time frame: from February 2013 to June 2014