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Experiences from a National Landscape Monitoring Programme—Maintaining Continuity Whilst Meeting Changing Demands and Opportunities

NIBIO Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Department of Landscape Monitoring, NO-1431 Ås, Norway
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Received: 11 March 2019 / Revised: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 26 April 2019 / Published: 30 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue European Landscapes and Quality of Life)
Over the past few decades, there has been increasing interest in recording landscape change. Monitoring programmes have been established to measure the scope, direction and rate of change, and assess the consequences of changes for multiple interests, such as biodiversity, cultural heritage and recreation. The results can provide feedback for multiple sectors and policy domains. Political interests may change over time, but long-term monitoring demands long-term funding. This requires that monitoring programmes remain relevant and cost-efficient. In this paper, we document experiences from 20 years of the Norwegian Monitoring Programme for Agricultural Landscapes—the ‘3Q Programme’. We explain how data availability and demands for information have changed over time, and how the monitoring programme has been adapted to remain relevant. We also discuss how methods of presentation influence the degree of knowledge transfer to stakeholders, in particular to policy makers. View Full-Text
Keywords: landscape; monitoring; agriculture; land use change; aerial photograph interpretation; landscape indicators landscape; monitoring; agriculture; land use change; aerial photograph interpretation; landscape indicators
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Stokstad, G.; Fjellstad, W. Experiences from a National Landscape Monitoring Programme—Maintaining Continuity Whilst Meeting Changing Demands and Opportunities. Land 2019, 8, 77.

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