Desertification and Risk Analysis Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Data: Training Workshop on Mapping Desertification / Edition 1

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Overview

This publication collects the results of a practical experience of survey, through the direct control of satellite images from high to medium resolution, over areas subjected to desertification problems. The problems of the local population are closely tied to the equilibrium in the management of the territory, which is compromised by the difficulties of maintaining traditional methodologies of management. The new survey technologies, based on the Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, allow analyzing the details of the present situation and point out the dynamism of the phenomena and the impacts with anthropogenic activities.

Training has been carried out in the Tozeur area, in central Tunisia, where participants had the chance to analyze on the field a series of different aspects. It has also been possible to discuss similar experiences in distant territories and the importance of the physical processes of desertification. During the development of the intensive training on the job, visits to entrepreneurial truths concerning the management of the territory have been carried out. The analyzed area finds in tourism an answer to the necessities of improving the living conditions of the population.

Specialists from twelve nations presented actions of management of the territory, with detailed attention on environmental security and the conditions of the territory. From the observations carried out the fragility of the landscape of the oases has emerged, which are subjected to total anthropogenic management and therefore closely linked to the availability of the specialized workers in the traditional methodologies. It is natural that the management of the lands changes according to modern technologies, but, with a too fast pace, this evolution risks to upset the management of the territory. The exchange of information, the ability to map the variations, the dialogue between the parts, will favor the maintenance of the political security in the Mediterranean region. This experience of cooperation and association constitutes a precedent for the development of a system of high education courses to be provided to the local communities for the common wellbeing.

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Index.-
Mapping Desertification, A High Education Course In Remote Sensing; M. Alberto, M. Talbi.-
Tozeur Declaration; A. Hamid et al.-
Cartographie Des Paysages Arides Pour La Lutte Contre La Désertification: La Région De Tozeur; M. Talbi et al.-
General Aspects Of Desertification:-
Anthropic Actions And Desertification In Algeria; M.T. Benazzouz, L. Boureboune.-
Climate Change And The Need For Renewable Energy Sources; A. Malaki et al.-
Changes In The Resources Management And Their Environmental Consequences In A Saharan Arid Environment: The Case Of The Jeffara Plain, The Nefzaoua Oases And The Sehib Area In Southern Tunisia; M. Talbi et al.-
Quality Management In Information Systems For Combating Desertification And Dry Lands Management; M. Sellami, M. Talbi.-
Remote Sensing Of Aeolian Dust Production And Distribution; K. White.-
Space For The Unccd And The Desertwatch Project; G. Pace et al.-
The New Thematic Strategy For Protecting Soils In Europe; G. Loj.-
Application Of Remote Sensing Techniques To Desertification Mapping:-
Aeolian Morphogenesis And Strategy Of Fight Against Desertification In Algeria (Hodna And Zibans Basin); L. Boureboune, M.T. Benazzouz.-
Estimating Soil Moisture Using Optical And Radar Satellite Remote Sensing Data; S. Natali et al.-
Monitoring Sensitive Areas To Desertification In Sardinia: the Contribute of The Regional Agrometeorological Service; A. Motroni et al.-
Contribution Of Sar Interferometry (From Ers1/2) In The Study Of Aeolian Transport Processes: The Cases Of Niger, Mauritania And Morocco; C. Bodart et al.-
Data Bank Of Territorial Spectral Signatures For Sardinia And North Africa; A. Marini, P. Colandrea.-
Geosites Inventory Of The Northwestern Tabular Middle Atlas Of Morocco; M. El Wartiti.-
Monitoring Land Degradation In Drylands By Remote Sensing; W. Wu.-
Participatory Monitoring And EvaluationOf A Project To Combat Desertification In Drylands (Case Study In Centre Western Tunisia); R. Boubaker.-
Remote Sensing Technology Applications For Desertification Mapping: A Case Study, Oudia Area, Tunisia; A.M. Osman et al.-
Sand Dunes Evolution And Desertification In Southeastern Morocco: A New Approach To An Old Problem; A. Malaki et al.-
Thematic Mapping Using Quickbird Multispectral Imagery In Oung El-Jemel Area, Tozeur (SW Tunisia); G. Dessi’Francesco, A.J. Niang.-
Use Of Remote Sensing And GIS For Monitoring Agro-Ecological System In Tunisian Arid Regions: (Study Case Of Menzel Habib); D. Hanen et al.-
Very High Resolution Satellites; L. Rossi.-
Vulnerability Of The Lower Sahara And The Human Impact On The Increase Of Desertification: The Case Of Oued Righ And Oued Souf Region; M. Lakhdar.-

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