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Data Infrastructure for the Alps: Mountain Orientated Network Technology



Lead Partner

UIBK, Institute of Geography

Lead Partner Country


Project Website


03/2005 - 03/2008

Date of Approval


Approx. Total Budget in €

2.125.290 €

ERDF in €

1.078.171 €

Project Summary

The project will take into account the expectations of experts for regional development as well as the needs of the Alpine population. The DIAMONT network of specialists on Alpine development will advise SOIA (System for Observation of and Information on the Alps) on the elaboration of an Alpine wide information system and the selection of relevant data considering their validity and their aptitude for harmonisation. This process will involve a test of pilot tools for regional development and discussions with the population in test regions. DIAMONT integrates cultural, regional and local factors into the analysis and preparation of a sustainable regional development. The project results will supply a method adaptable to other European mountain areas.

Project Objectives

DIAMONT will advise on the conceptualisation of SOIA which in turn will guarantee its follow up and practical use. The project will also develop tools serving to stimulate and steer regional development in the Alps. The DIAMONT methodologies will be adaptable to other European mountain regions. All of the DIAMONT results will be made available to the general public on the DIAMONT information platform and in publications and will be publicised in conferences, workshops and interviews.

Project Achievements

Project Result Files


EU Project Partners

Anton Melik Geographical Institute (Slovenia)
Bosch & Partner (Germany)
EURAC (Italy)
Ifuplan (Germany)
UNCEM (Italy)

Non-EU Project Partners

Forschungsstelle für Wirtschaftsgeographie und Raumordnungspolitik (Switzerland)

Contact Person

Stötter, Johann

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