Scenario 2

Agri-environmental policy evaluation

The scenario will demonstrate how OpenIACS Linked Open Data Infrastructure can contribute to the realization of a continuous agrienvironmental and country-level monitoring and reporting. This will necessitate a fundamental review of measures for sustainability and the associated indicators for monitoring the performance of the environmental policy objectives concerning water, biodiversity, soil, climate and landscape for farming.

A web application will be developed and information will be presented through a geographical platform for visualizing agri-environmental information at different level of territorial aggregation.

The data for this scenario will come from several specific services provided by Open IACS infrastructure inlcuding:

  • The end-points data related to IACS and CAP.

  • The HPC service providers in charge of processing the models for:

  • Agricultural land covered with landscape features.

  • Farming in Natura 2000 areas and Areas facing natural and other specific constraints (ANCs).

  • Reduction of nutrient leaks: Nitrates in groundwater – Percentage of groundwater stations with Nitrogen concentrations above 50 mg /1 according to the Nitrates Directive.

  • Improvement of water quality: Gross balance of nutrients in agricultural land.

  • Improvement of the protection of biodiversity: Percentage of species and habitats of community interest related to agriculture with stable or growing trends.

  • Reduction of pressure on water resources.