Regione Autonoma della Sardegna

Cagliari, Italy

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna

Cagliari, Italy

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Brunel S.,OEPP EPPO | Fried G.,LNPV | Van Valkenburg J.,Plant Protection Service | Brundu G.,Regione Autonoma della Sardegna | And 5 more authors.
EPPO Bulletin | Year: 2010

Although invasive alien plants are gaining increased attention within EPPO countries, there is no existing widely agreed method to identify those alien plants that are considered invasive and represent the highest priority for pest risk analysis. In the framework of the ad hoc Panel on Invasive Alien Species, EPPO proposes a prioritization process for invasive alien plants designed (i) to produce a list of invasive alien plants that are established or could potentially establish in the EPPO region and (ii) to determine which of these have the highest priority for an EPPO pest risk analysis. The process consists of compiling available information on alien plants according to pre-determined criteria, and can be run at the EPPO region level, or at a country or local area level. These criteria examine whether the species is alien in the area under study, and whether it is established or not. The criteria used primarily rely on observations in the EPPO region but, if the species is not established, the invasive behaviour of the species in other countries should be investigated, as well as the suitability of the ecoclimatic conditions in the area under consideration. The spread potential, the potential negative impacts on native species, habitats and ecosystems, as well as on agriculture, horticulture or forestry are considered. If the species qualifies as an invasive alien plant of major concern through this first set of questions, the process then investigates the efficiency of international measures (to be justified through a pest risk analysis) to prevent the entry and spread of the species. The second set of questions are designed to determine whether the species is internationally traded or enters new countries through international pathways for which the risk of introduction is superior to natural spread, and whether the species still has a significant suitable area for further spread. If used by several EPPO countries, this prioritization process represents an opportunity to provide consistent country lists of invasive alien plant species, as well as a tool for dialogue and exchange of information. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 OEPP/EPPO.


Garnero G.,University of Turin | Corrias A.,Regione Autonoma della Sardegna | Manigas L.,Regione Autonoma della Sardegna | Zedda S.V.,Regione Autonoma della Sardegna
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2013

New technologies affect society along new directions that after a few years are consolidated and become part of our life. This article describes how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has introduced a new approach in the handling of spatial data and related services and how Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, one of the Italian local governments, has been involved in an interesting growth that adopts ICT to provide spatial data and related services to itself and to its territory. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Garnero G.,Polytechnic University of Turin | Cogoni A.,Regione Autonoma della Sardegna | Corrias A.,Regione Autonoma della Sardegna | Manigas L.,Regione Autonoma della Sardegna | Zedda S.V.,Regione Autonoma della Sardegna
International Journal of Web Information Systems | Year: 2014

Purpose - This article aims to describe how information and communications technology (ICT) has introduced a new approach in the handling of spatial data and related services and how Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, one of the Italian local governments, has been involved in an interesting growth that adopts ICT to provide spatial data and related services to itself and to its territory.Design/methodology/approach - This article considers three aspects data and services interoperability and the implications of spatial data delivered through a multi-channel environment; the use of social web as a platform for volunteered geographical information in the public administration environment; and the application of mobile technologies.Findings - The article represents the summary of recent activities in the Sardinia region and may constitute a paradigmatic example for other realities.Originality/value - The research and activities conducted represent a point of view advanced and innovative in the field of territorial sciences and spatial planning on a regional scale. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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