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    Rapportage werkzaamheden kennissysteem Beheer-op-Maat 2019
    Visser, Tim ; Melman, Dick ; Staritsky, Igor - \ 2020
    Wageningen : Wageningen Environmental Research (Wageningen Environmental Research rapport 3012) - 41
    Het kennissysteem voor Agrarisch Natuurbeheer, Beheer-op-Maat (BoM), is in 2019 op een aantal aspecten aangepast aan de wensen van de gebruikers (beheercollectieven). De kaartlagen die aan de basis staan van het kennissysteem – de openheid van het landschap, de bodemvochtigheid, de aanwezigheid van verstorende bronnen en de zwaarte van het gewas – zijn geactualiseerd en/of verfijnd. Daarnaast is de kentallenanalyse toegevoegd. De kentallenanalyse geeft voor een werkgebied naar keuze de belangrijkste kentallen omtrent de effectiviteit van het weidevogelbeheer weer. De kentallen worden daarbij gepresenteerd in de vorm van figuren, met als doel in één oogopslag inzicht te geven in de knelpunten en verbetermogelijkheden omtrent het weidevogelbeheer in een specifiek gebied. De gebruikersvriendelijkheid van het systeem is verbeterd door de gebruikersaccounts te koppelen aan gebiedsbegrenzingen zoals die worden toegepast in de boerenlandvogelmonitor van LandschappenNL. Ten slotte zijn belangrijke stappen gezet voor de uitbreiding van het kennissysteem naar de overige leefgebiedtypen: open akkers, droge dooradering en natte dooradering.
    Land cover and land use map of the Netherlands for environmental policy and research (LGN)
    Hazeu, G.W. ; Schuiling, C. ; Vittek, Marian ; Bulens, J.D. ; Staritsky, I.G. - \ 2019
    Wageningen : Wageningen Environmental Research - 1 p.
    Poster ESRI User conference San Diego, USA.
    Prospects of bioenergy cropping systems for a more social‐ecologically sound bioeconomy
    Cossel, Moritz Von ; Wagner, Moritz ; Lask, Jan ; Magenau, Elena ; Bauerle, Andrea ; Cossel, Viktoria Von ; Warrach‐Sagi, Kirsten ; Elbersen, Berien ; Staritsky, Igor ; Eupen, Michiel van; Iqbal, Yasir ; Jablonowski, Nicolai David ; Happe, Stefan ; Fernando, Ana Luisa ; Scordia, Danilo ; Cosentino, Salvatore Luciano ; Wulfmeyer, Volker ; Lewandowski, Iris ; Winkler, Bastian - \ 2019
    Agronomy 9 (2019)10. - ISSN 2073-4395
    Biodiversity - Bioeconomy - Bioenergy crop - Biomass - Carbon capture - Climate change adaptation - Cropping system - Industrial crop - Marginal land - Resilience

    The growing bioeconomy will require a greater supply of biomass in the future for both bioenergy and bio‐based products. Today, many bioenergy cropping systems (BCS) are suboptimal due to either social‐ecological threats or technical limitations. In addition, the competition for land between bioenergy‐crop cultivation, food‐crop cultivation, and biodiversity conservation is expected to increase as a result of both continuous world population growth and expected severe climate change effects. This study investigates how BCS can become more social‐ecologically sustainable in future. It brings together expert opinions from the fields of agronomy, economics, meteorology, and geography. Potential solutions to the following five main requirements for a more holistically sustainable supply of biomass are summarized: (i) bioenergy‐crop cultivation should provide a beneficial social‐ecological contribution, such as an increase in both biodiversity and landscape aesthetics, (ii) bioenergy crops should be cultivated on marginal agricultural land so as not to compete with food‐crop production, (iii) BCS need to be resilient in the face of projected severe climate change effects, (iv) BCS should foster rural development and support the vast number of small‐scale family farmers, managing about 80% of agricultural land and natural resources globally, and (v) bioenergy‐crop cultivation must be planned and implemented systematically, using holistic approaches. Further research activities and policy incentives should not only consider the economic potential of bioenergy‐crop cultivation, but also aspects of biodiversity, soil fertility, and climate change adaptation specific to site conditions and the given social context. This will help to adapt existing agricultural systems in a changing world and foster the development of a more social‐ecologically sustainable bioeconomy.

    Marginal agricultural land low-input systems for biomass production
    Cossel, Moritz Von ; Lewandowski, Iris ; Elbersen, Berien ; Staritsky, Igor ; Eupen, Michiel Van; Iqbal, Yasir ; Mantel, Stefan ; Scordia, Danilo ; Testa, Giorgio ; Cosentino, Salvatore Luciano ; Maliarenko, Oksana ; Eleftheriadis, Ioannis ; Zanetti, Federica ; Monti, Andrea ; Lazdina, Dagnija ; Neimane, Santa ; Lamy, Isabelle ; Ciadamidaro, Lisa ; Sanz, Marina ; Carrasco, Juan Esteban ; Ciria, Pilar ; McCallum, Ian ; Trindade, Luisa M. ; Loo, Eibertus N. Van; Elbersen, Wolter ; Fernando, Ana Luisa ; Papazoglou, Eleni G. ; Alexopoulou, Efthymia - \ 2019
    Energies 12 (2019)16. - ISSN 1996-1073
    Bio-based industry - Bioeconomy - Bioenergy - Biomass - Industrial crop - Low-input agriculture - MALLIS - Marginal land - Perennial crop - Sustainable agriculture

    This study deals with approaches for a social-ecological friendly European bioeconomy based on biomass from industrial crops cultivated on marginal agricultural land. The selected crops to be investigated are: Biomass sorghum, camelina, cardoon, castor, crambe, Ethiopian mustard, giant reed, hemp, lupin, miscanthus, pennycress, poplar, reed canary grass, safflower, Siberian elm, switchgrass, tall wheatgrass, wild sugarcane, and willow. The research question focused on the overall crop growth suitability under low-input management. The study assessed: (i) How the growth suitability of industrial crops can be defined under the given natural constraints of European marginal agricultural lands; and (ii) which agricultural practices are required for marginal agricultural land low-input systems (MALLIS). For the growth-suitability analysis, available thresholds and growth requirements of the selected industrial crops were defined. The marginal agricultural land was categorized according to the agro-ecological zone (AEZ) concept in combination with the marginality constraints, so-called 'marginal agro-ecological zones' (M-AEZ). It was found that both large marginal agricultural areas and numerous agricultural practices are available for industrial crop cultivation on European marginal agricultural lands. These results help to further describe the suitability of industrial crops for the development of social-ecologically friendly MALLIS in Europe.

    Rapportage werkzaamheden kennissysteem Beheer-op-Maat 2018
    Visser, Tim ; Melman, Dick ; Staritsky, Igor - \ 2019
    Wageningen : Wageningen Environmental Research (Wageningen Environmental Research rapport 2927) - 33
    Opportunities and risks for -sustainable biomass export from the south-eastern United States to Europe
    Fingerman, Kevin R. ; Nabuurs, Gert Jan ; Iriarte, Leire ; Fritsche, Uwe R. ; Staritsky, Igor ; Visser, Lotte ; Mai--Moulin, Thuy ; Junginger, Martin - \ 2019
    Biofuels Bioproducts and Biorefining 13 (2019)2. - ISSN 1932-104X - p. 281 - 292.
    Bioelectricity - Forest residue - Renewable energy - Sustainable biomass - Trade policy
    Import of wood pellets to the EU from the southeastern United States has increased almost ten-fold over the past seven years, driven largely by mandates under the Renewable Energy Directive. While the displacement of fossil fuels with biomass can offer significant energy diversity and climate benefits, these must be balanced against the potential detriment from unsustainable extraction of biomass resources. This study projects the scale of the sustainable biomass resource base in the US southeast through 2030 under various scenarios of industry development and domestic market dynamics. We characterise this resource base at the county level, disaggregating it by material type and spatially constraining it to ensure biodiversity conservation. Our analysis shows that there could be as much as 70 million green metric tons of sustainable export potential from the US Southeast in 2030. However, we also show the extent to which sustainable sourcing criteria applied only to EU biomass energy imports could create leakage across biomass markets, erasing gains from any sustainability mandate. This leakage risk was fairly consistent across our study scenarios and time periods, ranging from 50 to over 63 million green tons of biomass per year. Meaningful biodiversity protections can only be achieved if sustainability criteria for biomass import to the EU are combined with more comprehensive support for sustainable sourcing across biomass industries in exporting regions.
    Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen : Kompas voor een klimaatbestendig en weerbaar Vlaanderen
    Lokers, R.M. ; Coninx, I. ; Willems, P. ; Groot, H.L.E. de; Staritsky, I.G. - \ 2018
    Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij - ISBN 9789491385650 - 92 p.
    Deze rapportage beschrijft de verschillende elementen van het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen zoals dat in mei 2018 werd opgeleverd. Het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen is ontwikkeld in opdracht van de Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij om op een gebruiksvriendelijke manier klimaatinformatie voor Vlaanderen (geo)grafisch beschikbaar te maken en te bundelen op één weblocatie. Het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen omvat informatie over de klimaattoestand (historisch/actueel en scenario’s tot 2100), de klimaat-effecten (hitte, overstroming, zeespiegelstijging en droogte) en de klimaatimpact (bijvoorbeeld mogelijke getroffenen, economische schade). Op die manier identificeert het portaal ook de meest kwetsbare zones voor klimaatverandering in Vlaanderen, en helpt het allerlei organisaties bij de uitwerking van het (lokale) adaptatiebeleid. Het portaal zal vooral gemeenten en steden helpen bij het ontwikkelen van een lokaal adaptatieplan en ondersteunt ook bij de implementatie en rapportering in het kader van het EU-Burgemeestersconvenant (beleidsbrief Omgeving 2017-2018 ingediend door minister Joke Schauvliege, SD 8. OD 56).
    Deze rapportage gaat in op de verschillende onderdelen van het portaal om te duiden welke informatie toegevoegd is, hoe en waarom dat is gebeurd en op welke manier de informatie te raadplegen is. Eerst is beschreven wat de uitgangspunten zijn voor het portaal. Die zijn deels ingegeven door de wensen vanuit gebruikers, deels vanuit de sterke punten die naar voor komen uit een vergelijkende studie van internationale klimaatportalen. Ook wordt de structuur van het portaal beschreven.
    Vervolgens wordt per thema, zoals deze in het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen worden onderscheiden, een korte uitleg van het thema gegeven. Ook wordt beschreven voor zowel de klimaateffecten als de klimaatimpacts, welke data in het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen opgenomen zijn en waar relevant wat de bron van de data was of hoe deze zijn afgeleid. Per thema wordt ook een afsluitend overzicht gegeven met de belangrijkste conclusies die vanuit de thematische data en de daaraan ten grondslag liggende onderzoeken en data-analyses zijn te trekken.
    In een tweetal hoofdstukken wordt een technisch-inhoudelijk overzicht gegeven van het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen, hoe het portaal is opgezet en hoe het portaal te bedienen is. Er wordt een overzicht gegeven van de technische architectuur van het portaal op hoofdniveau. Daarnaast zijn de meest relevante functionaliteiten van het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen en met name van de applicatie ‘Kaarten en cijfers’ uitgewerkt. Dit geeft een goede basis voor het verkennen en bedienen van de verschillende onderdelen van het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen.
    Dit rapport eindigt met de belangrijkste conclusies omtrent het opzetten van het Klimaatportaal Vlaanderen, de uitgevoerde data-analyses en de uiteindelijk beschikbaar gestelde data en informatie.
    Spatio-temporal assessment of integrating intermittent electricity in the EU and Western Balkans power sector under ambitious CO2 emission policies
    Mesfun, Sennai ; Leduc, Sylvain ; Patrizio, Piera ; Wetterlund, Elisabeth ; Mendoza-Ponce, Alma ; Lammens, Tijs ; Staritsky, Igor ; Elbersen, Berien ; Lundgren, Joakim ; Kraxner, Florian - \ 2018
    Energy 164 (2018). - ISSN 0360-5442 - p. 676 - 693.
    Decarbonization - Geospatial modeling - Intermittency - Optimization - Power transmission - Renewable electricity

    This work investigates a power dispatch system that aims to supply the power demand of the EU and Western Balkans (EUWB) based on low-carbon generation units, enabled by the expansion of biomass, solar, and wind based electricity. A spatially explicit techno-economic optimization tool simulates the EUWB power sector to explore the dispatch of new renewable electricity capacity on a EUWB scale, under ambitious CO2 emission policies. The results show that utility-scale deployment of renewable electricity is feasible and can contribute about 9–39% of the total generation mix, for a carbon price range of 0–200 €/tCO2 and with the existing capacities of the cross-border transmission network. Even without any explicit carbon incentive (carbon price of 0 €/tCO2), more than 35% of the variable power in the most ambitious CO2 mitigation scenario (carbon price of 200 €/tCO2) would be economically feasible to deploy. Spatial assessment of bio-electricity potential (based on forest and agriculture feedstock) showed limited presence in the optimal generation mix (0–6%), marginalizing its effect as baseload. Expansion of the existing cross-border transmission capacities helps even out the variability of solar and wind technologies, but may also result in lower installed RE capacity in favor of state-of-the-art natural gas with relatively low sensitivity to increasing carbon taxes. A sensitivity analysis of the investment cost, even under a low-investment scenario and at the high end of the CO2 price range, showed natural gas remains at around 11% of the total generation, emphasizing how costly it would be to achieve the final percentages toward a 100% renewable system.

    Improving the applicability and transparency of land use change modelling : The iCLUE model
    Verweij, P. ; Cormont, A. ; Kok, K. ; Eupen, M. van; Janssen, S. ; Roller, J. te; Winter, W. de; Pérez-Soba, M. ; Staritsky, I.G. - \ 2018
    Environmental Modelling & Software 108 (2018). - ISSN 1364-8152 - p. 81 - 90.
    Land use change - Model - Separation of concerns - Transparency - Usability - User centered design

    Human use of land increasingly alters the structure and the functioning of the environment. To ex-ante understand and anticipate these changes there is an increased need for readily available and operational land use change models. One of these models is CLUE, which has been used in many studies all over the world. These studies brought forward operational hurdles, that hamper model application. The overall objective of this paper is to present a new version of the CLUE model, iCLUE, that helps to overcome these hurdles. We describe the technical redevelopment, conceptual innovations, several applications and success factors and critical reflections. iCLUE minimizes manual error-prone actions, enhances ease-of-use, speeds up the operational modelling process and provides data visualisations to empower users to analyse and interpret results.

    Rapportage werkzaamheden kennissysteem BoM 2017
    Melma, Dick ; Visser, Tim ; Staritsky, Igor - \ 2018
    Wageningen : Wageningen Environmental Research (Wageningen Environmental Research rapport 2865) - 49
    D4.11 User guide for the S2BIOM integrated toolset : Version: 0.2
    Elbersen, B.S. ; Groot, H.L.E. de; Staritsky, I.G. ; Schrijver, R.A.M. ; Lesschen, J.P. ; Diepen, C.A. van; Annevelink, E. ; Elbersen, H.W. ; Dees, Matthias ; Datta, Pawan ; Leduc, Sylvain ; Forsell, Nicklas ; Lammens, T.M. ; Vis, Martijn ; Berg, Douwe van den; Iriarte, Leire ; Fritsche, Uwe R. ; Londo, Marc ; Stralen, Joost van; Uslu, Ayla - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 54 p.
    D4.10 A full technical description of the integrated toolset, central database and general user interface developed in WP4 : Version: 0.2
    Elbersen, B.S. ; Groot, H.L.E. de; Staritsky, I.G. ; Dees, Matthias ; Datta, Pawan ; Leduc, Sylvain - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 30 p.
    Final version of: 1) D4.3: Fully populated database including all data accumulated in the project and used by the tools 2) D4.4: Data viewer, download and analysis tool for biomass cost-supply/ 3) D4.5: Tool for viewing characteristics of technologies and matching biomass to pre-treatment and conversion technologies 4) D4.6: Tool for viewing market demand and policies for biomass for bioenergy and biobased products 5) D4.7/D4.8: Validated tools for optimal design and evaluation of biomass delivery chains and networks at Pan-European, national, regional and local scale (BeWhere & LocaGIStics) 6) D4.9: Comprehensive general user interface (GUI) that integrates the tools and S2BIOM database : Version: 0.2
    Elbersen, B.S. ; Groot, H.L.E. de; Staritsky, I.G. ; Dees, Matthias ; Datta, Pawan ; Leduc, Sylvain - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 9 p.
    D4.2 Draft structure of the S2BIOM General User Interface (GUI) : Version: 0.2
    Elbersen, B.S. ; Staritsky, I.G. ; Groot, H.L.E. de - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 17 p.
    D4.1 Draft structure of the S2BIOM database : Version: 0.2
    Elbersen, B.S. ; Groot, H.L.E. de; Staritsky, I.G. - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 21 p.
    D1.8 Atlas with regional cost supply biomass potentials for EU 28, Western Balkan Countries, Moldavia, Turkey and Ukraine : Issue: 1.1
    Dees, Matthias ; Datta, Pawan ; Hohl, Markus ; Fitzgerald, Joanne ; Verkerk, Hans ; Zudin, Sergey ; Lindner, Marcus ; Forsell, Nicklas ; Leduc, Sylvain ; Elbersen, B.S. ; Staritsky, I.G. ; Ramirez Almeyda, Jacqueline ; Anttila, Perttu ; Prinz, Robert ; Vis, Martijn ; Glavonjic, Branko ; Garcia, Daniel - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 107 p.
    D1.7 Best practice guidelines on the maintenance and regular up-date of the biomass cost supply data for EU, Western Balkan Countries, Moldavia, Turkey and Ukraine : Issue: 1.1
    Dees, Matthias ; Datta, Pawan ; Hohl, Markus ; Dawar, Sami ; Forsell, Nicklas ; Leduc, Sylvain ; Fitzgerald, Joanne ; Verkerk, Hans ; Lindner, Marcus ; Elbersen, B.S. ; Staritsky, I.G. ; Ramirez Almeyda, Jacqueline ; Anttila, Perttu ; Prinz, Robert ; Vis, Martijn ; Gallaun, Heinz ; Schardt, Mathias ; Pantic, Damjan ; Borota, Dragan ; Glavonjic, Branko ; Garcia, Daniel - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 193 p.
    D1.6 A spatial data base on sustainable biomass cost-supply of lignocellulosic biomass in Europe - methods & data sources : Issue: 1.2
    Dees, Matthias ; Hohl, Markus ; Datta, Pawan ; Forsell, Nicklas ; Leduc, Sylvain ; Fitzgerald, Joanne ; Verkerk, Hans ; Zudin, Sergey ; Lindner, Marcus ; Elbersen, B.S. ; Staritsky, I.G. ; Schrijver, R.A.M. ; Lesschen, J.P. ; Diepen, C.A. van; Anttila, Perttu ; Prinz, Robert ; Ramirez Almeyda, Jacqueline ; Monti, Andrea ; Vis, Martijn ; Galindo, Daniel García ; Glavonjic, Branko - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 177 p.
    D1.5 The data base of biomass cost supply data for EU 28, Western Balkan Countries, Moldavia, Turkey and Ukraine : Version: 1.2
    Dees, Matthias ; Datta, Pawan ; Elbersen, B.S. ; Staritsky, I.G. ; Panoutsou, Calliope - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 26 p.
    D1.1 Roadmap for regional end-users on how to collect, process, store and maintain biomass supply data : version: 1.1
    Dees, Matthias ; Datta, Pawan ; Fitzgerald, Joanne ; Verkerk, Hans ; Lindner, Marcus ; Elbersen, B.S. ; Schrijver, R.A.M. ; Staritsky, I.G. ; Diepen, C.A. van; Ramirez Almeyda, Jacqueline ; Vis, Martijn ; Glavonjic, Branko - \ 2017
    S2Biom - 81 p.
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