Presentation of the metadatabase


Acknowledgements : This website has been created by the University of Reykjavik and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland during a Short-Term Scientific Mission of Alban de Lavenne ( and was funded by a European COST Action ES1104 in May 2015. Supervision by David Finger ( and Jóhann Þórsson (

Objective : The objective of this metadata-base is to provide an overview of data and information on land degradation and restoration projects in the Rangárvellir area and illustrate their impact on the hydrological cycle. Geographically the project focuses on the watersheds of the rivers Eystri-Rangá and Ytri-Rangá and the Hekla forest (Hekluskogar). See the map below (full screen map here).