Now available on the SITXELL website the first maps of ecosystem services in the province of Barcelona
Under the collaboration agreement between the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Barcelona Provincial Council, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and CREAF (Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications), it’s been launched the mapping of ecosystem services of the province of Barcelona under the Land Information System Network of Open Spaces (SITxell). The work of the three institutions has already offered the first maps of support, provisioning, regulating and cultural ecosystem services. The initiative also includes the participation of other teams that regularly collaborate in the SITxell project, as ICO (Catalan Institute of Ornithology) and the Farmers Union (Unió de Pagesos). The different layers of geographical information produced until now are available on the map server of the Barcelona Provincial Council. As they are upgraded, or we are producing new ones, they will be distributed through the same platform.