was executed by EKBY, the beneficiary
of the project, in collaboration with ECAT-Tirana. The projectís
actions included fieldwork and the processing of satellite images, the
development and installation of a relevant database in ECAT and the
training of Albanian experts in its use, as well as the production of a
publication and of a wetlands map.
a result of the project,
wetlands were inventoried, 41 of which had not been included in the
official lists of the Albanian government. Their presence was
cross-checked and verified by experts.
regards the contribution of the project to the improvement of the
inventory method and tools, it applied remote sensing
the use of RS and GIS software platforms and used low cost, easily
available 30 meter resolution Landsat images as main data source.
like area, altitude and watershed, for each wetland were calculated
using GIS analysis. The use of satellite images proved to be a
cost-effective application producing accurate and reliable results.
project's results are presented in a publication
on Albanian wetlands. The publication, in Albanian, English and
Greek, includes general information on Albanian wetlands as well as data
sheets for selected wetlands.