COST 623-WG3 meeting on:

Soil erosion data for prediction and control of land degradation

Brussels 18-19 November, 1999

A COST 623-WG3 meeting is planned to be held at Brussels, November 18-19th. The meeting will start Thursday 18th of November in the afternoon and will finish Friday 19th November at noon. A COST 623-MC meeting will be held in the afternoon of the same day (Friday).

The objectives of the COST 623-WG3 meeting will be the following:

The meeting will be divided into 4 topics corresponding to 4 major categories of data related to soil erosion.

  1. General data (topographic, land use, etc.)
  2. Meteorological data
  3. Soil data
  4. Land management and policy data

Each topic will be introduced by a speaker, followed by discussion and conclusions. Soil erosion data are subdivided to: (a) water erosion, (b) wind erosion, (c) snow melt erosion, and (d) tillage erosion. For each category of data, tables will be prepared including the following:

The time table of the meeting will be as following:

November 18th (Thursday)

14:00-14:15: General introduction with discussion of the table we have to distribute

speaker and discussion leader: C. Kosmas

14:15:15:15: Presentation of the Sardinia meeting

speaker and discussion leader: A. Imeson

15:15 15:30: Coffee break

15:30-17:00: General data

speaker and discussion leader: M. Kirkby

17:00-18:30: Meteorological data

speaker and discussion leader: J. Palutikoff, P. Strauss

November 19th (Friday)

9:00-10:30: Soil data

speaker and discussion leader: J. Poesen, C. Kosmas

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15: Land management and policy data

speaker and discussion leader: C. Calzolari

12:15-13:00: Conclusions

speaker and discussion leader: D. Torri

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-17:00 Management Committee meeting


Maximum number of persons to be invited per each country 2, including 5 persons that will be invited by D. Peter.

Last updated 20/11/1999 17:10:20