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Desertification Indicator System for Mediterranean Europe - DIS4ME Print


Combating desertification in Mediterranean Europe: linking science with stakeholders
Funded by European Commission contract number: EVK2-CT2001-00109. 2001-2004


DIS4ME gives access to some 148 indicators of relevance to Mediterranean desertification. It was developed by the DESERTLINKS EU-funded research project to provide a tool to enable users from a wide range of backgrounds, including scientists, policy makers and farmers, to:

  • identify where desertification is a problem;
  • assess how critical the problem is;
  • better understand the processes of desertification.


DIS4ME contains a variety of information and calculation tools including:

  • a database of indicators relevant to Mediterranean desertification
  • methods for using and combining indicators
  • using indicators to link science to stakeholders.


DIS4ME is translated into English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Greek.


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