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Structure of The Future Okavango (TFO) project

TFO consists of 10 subprojects plus a coordination unit. It will analyze and quantify ecosystem function and –services in relation to landuse using an inter- and transdisciplinary approach.

Meaning of arrows in the grafic
  1. Understanding of patterns and processes of ESF and ESS feeds into analysis of social and economic mechanisms and measures to optimise land use practises. Benchmarks provide sites where ESF and ESS can be assessed comparatively. Social data are used to improve nature scientific field research

  2. Indicators to valuate ESS are adjusted. In situ measured and modelled climate data are provided for valuation of ESS

  3. GIS based landscape analysis are used for study site selection. In situ measured data are upscaled to larger areas using satellite based information and RS based maps and productivity estimates are provided for stratification purposes. In situ measured data and climate data are provided for GIS based landscape analysis. GIS based environmental model data are fed back to in situ measurements

  4. GIS based scenario analysis of valuated ESS will be fed back for land-use optimization

  5. GIS based landscape analysis are used for study site selection, maps are fed back for local on the ground land use research and institutional regulations. Socio-economic results are integrated in spatial analysis

  6. Findings on cultural and socio-economic dimensions of land-use changes, institutional improvements and governance alternatives will feed into economic valuation. Valuation will feed back

  7. Findings on ecological, cultural and socio-economic dimensions of land-use changes, institutional improvements and governance alternatives will feed into stakeholder related products; stakeholder will be involved in local studies

  8. Findings and implications of economic valuation, values, costs and benefits feed into stakeholder related products testing of interventions

  9. GIS based scenario analysis of valuated ESS will be used for stakeholder related products and policy implications