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Institute: Institute of Geography

Endogenous and exogenous development potential in Slovak and Polish marginalized areas
Endogénny a exogénny potenciál rozvoja marginalizovaných oblastí na Slovensku a v Poľsku
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: RNDr. Székely Vladimír CSc.
Annotation:The project concerns the methods of delimitation of marginalized areas and the identification of endogenous and exogenous development potentials that may be subject to effective intervention from central and local authorities. The effects of public and private investments will also be examined. The project has undertaken four basic tasks: a) comparison of the methodology of delimitation of marginalized areas in Slovakia and Poland; b) evaluation of development potentials of marginalized areas in Poland and Slovakia, including potentials: socio-demographic, environmental, transport, economic and touristic; c) evaluation of the effects of large private and public investments to stimulate development and overcome marginalization; d) indications and recommendations for regional and cohesion policy in Poland and Slovakia.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2021

Knowledge conversion for enhancing management of European riparian ecosystems and services
Konverzia vedomostí na zlepšenie manažmentu európskych ripariálnych ekosystémov a služieb
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Kidová Anna PhD.
Duration: 1.4.2019 - 30.11.2021

Advanced Techniques for Biomass Mapping in Abandoned Agriculture Land using Novel Combination of Optical and Radar Remote Sensing Sensors
Nové prístupy mapovania biomasy na spustnutej poľnohospodárskej pôde využívajúce kombináciu optických a radarových údajov diaľkového prieskumu Zeme
Program: European Space Agency (ESA)
Project leader: Doc. RNDr. Feranec Ján DrSc.
Duration: 1.5.2018 - 30.4.2020

Solutions for climate-smart land use in the dry steppes of Russia
Riešenia pre klimaticky vhodné poľnohospodárstvo v suchých stepných oblastiach Ruska
Program: ERANET
Project leader: Mgr. Pazúr Róbert PhD.
Annotation:In future there would be need to supply more agricultural products to meet demands from increasing world population. However, adverse impacts of climate change will hit major breadbaskets, and more heavily, the agricultural frontiers, such as the Russian dry steppes, where negative impacts of climate change are projected. The Russian dry steppes also is a region where adoption of climate-smart agriculture may allow reducing the negative impacts of climate change, cut the Greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and result in defragmentation of steppes. We face a “hot moment” because after 1991 economy restructuring resulted in massive agricultural land abandonment and the restoration of steppes. Recent plans about recultivation of steppes underscore the importance to evaluate the trade-offs between agricultural expansion and ecosystem services. The ultimate goal of the project is to assess the ability of the Russian dry steppes to mitigate negative projections of climate change by adopting climate-smart agriculture. We will also assess the optimal land use under the changing climatic conditions with an account for the expected profit versus potential reduction of GHG emissions per each unit of produced agricultural commodity. The project will fill methodological and thematic gaps- the advancement of monitoring land-use intensity and ecosystem modeling, mapping land-use/ land-cover change (LULCC) in the dry steppes of European Russia from 1990 to 2017, assessment of reduction of GHG emissions under the different scenarios. The project advances a theoretical background on drivers of land transformation in Russia, taking profit from contrasting Russia with case studies in Slovakia & Switzerland. The project will also focus on strengthening international collaboration, training young scientists, making outputs publically available, outreach, linkage to policymaking via IPCC, IPBES, Global Land Project initiatives, by working with the Russian Government.
Duration: 1.4.2018 - 31.3.2021

Common approaches to assessment of spatial development in Slovakia and Ukraine
Spoločné prístupy k hodnoteniu priestorového rozvoja Slovenska a Ukrajiny
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: RNDr. Székely Vladimír CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

The total number of projects: 5