Second SEEMLA project meeting took place in Germany on 22-23 June, 2016
The second SEEMLA project meeting was held on 22 and 23 June in Cottbus, Germany, hosted by the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg. On the first day of the internal event, the consortium discussed about the implementation of the actions and upcoming tasks. In particular, the discussion focused on a clear definition of MagL to be used for selecting sites generally considered as suitable for the SEEMLA approach. In fact, the action related to “Understanding Marginal Lands – concept, indicator selection, evaluation criteria“ is taken into account several issues: the criteria to define a MagL; the soil indicators in respect of bioenergy crops growing; a classification of MagL and a database of MagL across Europe.
On the second day the consortium visited the pilot case sites of the BTU on which the assessmentof sustainable (environmental, economic, and social) marginal land use will be developed and investigated.
The basic aim of the SEEMLA project is to provide a complete analysis of the socio-economic performance and the environmental implications of both the general MagL use options and thespecific SEEMLA case study sites.
The next SEEMLA project meeting will be in Italy (Rome) in November, 2016.