The RECARE project is divided into 11 Work packages each with their own set of goals, tasks and deliverables. The specific work foreseen in each Work Package is shown after clickin on the corresponding work package number.

Work package No. Work package title Lead partner
WP 1 Project management Wageningen University (P1)
WP 2 Providing the base for RECARE regarding data collection and methods NIBIO, the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomic Research (P6)
WP 3

State of degradation and conservatino in the RECARE Case Study sites 

Technical University of Crete (P2)
WP 4 Stakeholder participation and valuation Centre for Development and Environment CDE, University of Bern (P10)
WP 5 Selection of promising prevention, remediation and restoration measures ISRIC World Soil Information (P12)
WP 6 Testing and demonstration of prevention, remediation and restoration measures UAVR, University of Aveiro, Portugal (P7)
WP 7 Costs, benefits and adoption of prevention, remediation and restoration measures University of Leeds (P15)
WP 8 Applicability and effects of measures at the European level Research Institute for Knowlegde Systems B.V. (RIKS) (P24)
WP 9 Policy analysis and recommendations Ecologic Institute (P14)
WP 10 Data use, management, and hosting Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (P13)
WP 11 Dissemination and communication University of Gloucestershire, UK (P23)

 
























 

 

 

 

WP WP leader
WP Deputy
Comment
1 Coen Ritsema Rudi Hessel
2 Jannes Stolte
3 Ioannis Tsanis Yannis Daliakopoulos
4 Gudrun Schwilch Hanspeter Liniger
5 Godert van Lynden Zhanguo Bai
6 Jan Jacob Keizer Frank Verheijen
7 Lindsay Stringer Luuk Fleskens
8 Hedwig van Delden
9 Ana Frelih-Larsen Sandra Naumann
10 Panos Panagos Cristiano Ballabio
11 Jane Mills Matt Reed

 

The RECARE project is divided into 11 work packages (WP) each with their own set of goals, tasks and deliverables.

WP 1 Project management (Wageningen University)

The overall objective of WP1 is two-fold: 1) to ensure proper activity management of the project, 2) to streamline any administrative, financial, legal and IP (Intellectual Property) issues in order to enable RTD partners to focus on their research activities. Specific sub-objectives are:

  • Activity management to facilitate smooth operation of the project objectives by supporting the coordinator, WP leaders and other partners, and compiling the periodic activity reports
  • To handle all the financial, administrative and legal matters of the consortium
  • Address gender equality issues in the projectTo ensure good communication within the project, and to parties outside the consortium
  • To organize plenary project meetings and to facilitate the organization of Scientific Board meeting

WP 2 Providing the base for RECARE regarding data collection and methods (Bioforsk, the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research)

  • To achieve an improved overview of existing information on soil degradation at the European scale
  • To assess the influence of climate and human activities upon regulating key soil properties, soil functions and ecosystem services
  • To provide a base for RECARE’s data collection and methods in the Case Study sites

WP 3 State of degradation and conservation in the RECARE Case Study sites (Technical University of Crete)

  • Assembling existing data and information on each of the RECARE Case Study sites, including spatial information, as needed by other WPs
  • Inventory of existing soil degradation assessment methodologies addressing individual soil threats, and selection of the best and most applicable ones for use in RECARE Case Study sites
  • Development of a harmonized methodology to determine the state of degradation and conservation, that is universally applicable and covering all soil threats
  • Determining the extent and severity of soil degradation and conservation using the newly developed harmonized methodology
  • Preparation of degradation and conservation maps for each Case Study area

WP 4 Stakeholder participation and valuation (Centre for Development and Environment CDE, University of Bern)

  • The main objective of WP4 is to ensure that the trans-disciplinary approach of RECARE is fully implemented and that stakeholders (including, land managers, food producers, developers, industry, regulators, advisory services, authorities and experts) are actively involved throughout the project. This includes the development and application of a methodology in order to connect stakeholders to the project, to enable stakeholder learning, and valuation of ecosystem services resulting from degradation and from prevention, remediation and restoration measures, at the local as well as at the (sub-) national level.

WP 5 Selection of promising prevention, remediation and restoration measures (ISRIC World Soil Information)

  • Identify and select promising prevention, remediation and restoration measures to combat degradation, adapted to the local context.

WP 6 Testing and demonstration of prevention, remediation and restoration measures (UAVR, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

  • Defining and implementing a harmonized monitoring strategy for assessing effectiveness of measures for the full range of soil threats addressed by RECARE, with regard to the state of degradation, as well as effects upon soil functioning and ecosystem services
  • Quantifying the effectiveness of the selected and implemented soil protection and/or restoration measures, through comparison with untreated and unthreatened conditions
  • Identifying the key factors and processes explaining the effectiveness of the tested measures, as the basis for up-scaling in WP8
  • Demonstrating the viability of measures for private and public stakeholders

WP 7 Costs, benefits and adoption of prevention, remediation and restoration measures (University of Leeds)

  • Define an appropriate multi-methods approach to assess costs and benefits at the implementation level and entire Case Study level, taking into account the impacts of the measures on ecosystem functions and services
  • Implement the approach for each Case Study with attention to scale, timing and dosage
  • Explore Case Study level preferences for remediation options and evaluation

WP 8 Applicability and effects of measures at the European level (Research Institute for Knowlegde Systems B.V. - RIKS)

  • Integrate the results obtained by WPs 3-7 in the different Case Studies in order to draw general conclusions for each soil threat and ways to effectively prevent or remediate impacts of such threats
  • Determine to what extent Case Studies contributed to filling knowledge gaps at the European scale
  • Develop and apply a quantitative, spatially explicit model to assess the impact of prevention and remediation measures for different soil threats at the European level

WP 9 Policy analysis and recommendations (Ecologic Institute)

  • Carry out an integrated impact assessment of the relevant EU and national policies and strategies addressing (directly or indirectly) soil threats to evaluate their impact on soil protection and to identify gaps and contradictions between these policies
  • Develop policy recommendations for improving policy efforts, streamlining policy coherence and integration, and improving institutional coordination
  • Promoting implementation of succesfull measures at EU scale

WP 10 Data use, management, and hosting (Joint Research Centre of the European Commission)

  • Assist RECARE partners to find and access relevant data maintained by partner 13 (JRC), and to use it in GIS and modelling analyses
  • Develop a data infrastructure for the RECARE project
  • Develop software interface for importing/exporting data for the project partners
  • Ensure the proper data management of the project, make the data publicly accessible and maintain the infrastructure beyond the lifetime of the project

WP 11 Dissemination and communication (University of Gloucestershire, UK)

  • Develop an advanced and easy accessible RECARE Dissemination and Communication Hub
  • Develop a Dissemination and Communication Strategy based on specified goals and objectives to raise the visibility of the project and to ensure project results reach the intended target audience
  • Develop a suite of dissemination products from the research outputs suited to different categories of stakeholders at Case Study, national and European levels