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The long-term scientific monitoring of territories, their biodiversity and human activities is one of the fundamental missions of biosphere reserves. In a changing world, observatories offer standardized data to assess the dynamics at work. They make it possible to perpetuate and disseminate global or thematic information. This data is useful to researchers, but also to managers and decision-makers. Their accessibility is therefore essential.

The Observatory of the Vosges du Nord-Pfälzerwald Transboundary Biosphere Reserve

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have led to a real revolution in the use of cartographic data. The Transboundary Biosphere Reserve was early equipped with this interactive decision-making tool for land use planning, management and protection of nature, cultural heritage, tourism enhancement and socio-demographic analysis.

To be seen : Interactive mapping