The LOD (Landscape Observatory Documentation) website offers a platform for:
The project is open to anyone who wants to contribute as follows:
The LOD Project aims at promoting the scientific cooperation among the existing LO. It gather universities, civil society and territorial public authorities in support of the ELC.
The missions of existing “Landscape observatories, centres and institutes” (LO) are very varied, and hardly cover the entire range of activities which the ELC recommends. Thus, it is useful to compare experiences and to exchange information focusing on specific activities.
The following list of research topics is based, on one hand, on the Recommendation CM/Rec (2008)3 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the guidelines for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, and on another hand, on discussions which take place in LO meeting occasions.
The LOD initiative is the outcome of a pair of Seminars, organized by UNISCAPE with a number of Partners, in 2013 and 2014. During the below mentioned seminars , the Charter of Florence and the Charter of Torino were signed, calling for the establishment of the Network of the European LO.