Share your knowledge

What you can do:
  • Help creating a knowledge database that integrates local-based and expert knowledge, long-term dimensions and current trends
  • Represent the diversity of European landscapes
  • Inform decision-making on landscape management and policy
  • Inspire implementation in other areas

Cultural landscapes in Europe are diverse, locally specific and undergo constant, and recently more rapid, changes. We shape the landscape, and the landscapes comprise diverse historical and social layers.

The Hub is a tool to share our knowledge on landscapes. Its possibilities go beyond mere use of satellite imagery, but it enables us to integrate diverse types of data on landscapes, landscape practices and landscape change.

For landscape researchers the Hub can serve as a major communication tool to communicate place-based results. They can share and store spatial data on landscape structure, land management, and cultural heritage, visualise a case study example, attach documents, online tools and methods, or best-practice guidance. Especially, the knowledge on dynamics of cultural landscapes can be imparted vividly through the implementation of data on the drivers, causes, processes and outcomes of cultural landscape change.

For landscape professionals (e.g. landscape managers and planners or farmers), the Hub can serve as a platform and repository for heritage and landscape practices across Europe. They can share new and applicable insights on landscape practices for protection, management and planning of landscapes, their strength and weaknesses as well as the outcomes for different actors.

For citizens, the Hub is a forceful platform to share both individual action for landscapes and collaborative management. The Hub enables citizens to locate their actions and collaborative projects in order to map the extent and important role of landscape stewardship. They as the people attached to the place are able to add meaning and values to maps that otherwise would be mere biophysical spatial data.

Discover some examples on how the HERCULES project has used the Knowledge Hub for sharing its results: