Ongoing Projects

2022 - ongoing

 

Preliminary study for the establishment of a test site for biodiversity technologies
Within the scope of the project, the framework and feasibility of a test site for biodiversity technologies will be elaborated and examined.
Funded project : Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungefonds (Program regional impulse support)

 

EOai4BIO - Earth observation based hybrid artificial intelligence methods for monitoring habitat distribution and diversity
Research project to explore a remote sensing based method development for the purpose of automated delineation and detection of FFH habitat types, according to Annex I of the Fauna-Flora-Habitat Directive of the EU.
Funded project: FFG (Austrian Space Applications Programme - Austrian Funding Agency for Economic Research)

 

Natural Area Inventory: National Park - Kalkalpen
Vegetation ecological and structural mapping of old forest stands in the Kalkalpen National Park. Method testing within the project "LIFE PROGNOSIS".
Client: Limestone Alps National Park

 

Preparation of an evaluation concept for the strategic plan for the common agricultural policy 2023-2027
Expertise on the conception of the evaluation for the Austrian strategic plan for the common agricultural policy for the period 2023-2027.  Area of expertise: Environment and climate.
Client: WIFO (Austrian Institute of Economic Research)

 

Evaluation of the Austrian Forest Fund
Accompanying- and ex-post evaluation of the measures "M4 - Wet and dry storage for damaged timber", "M6 - Forest fire prevention" and "M10 - Promotion of biodiversity".
Client: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management.

 

Socio-economic evaluation in project "Rheinland 3"
Evaluation of socio-economic aspects concerning the implementation of nature conservation measures by the project "Rheinland3".
Client: Rhineland Cultural Landscape Foundation

 

Councilor in the Austrian Biodiversity Council
Elaboration of contents, positions and statements on different biodiversity relevant issues.
https://www.biodiversityaustria.at/biodiversitaetsrat/

Completed Projects

Project Work

2020

 

Environmental impact assessment Windfarm Bärofen.

Overall coordination. Expert reports on plants, animals, landscape impacts and cultural assests. Overall assessment of environmental impacts.

Project work for: Naturraumplanung Egger

 

QGIS Workshop: QGIS basics for engineering offices

Policy Evaluation

 

 

Policy Evaluation of the Austrian Agricultural Policy (CAP pillar 1 & 2). Assessment of payments and evaluation of efficiency and results regarding political objectives. Development of recommendations for future policy-programmes.

 

2021

 

Ex-Ante Evaluation of the CAP 2023-2027

Ex ante Evaluation on specific Objectives 4, 5 & 6 (climate change, water, soil, air & biodiversity).

Commissioned by: Federal ministry, Republic of Austria, Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management

 

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rosinak & Partner ZT GmbH in Kooperation mit dem Österreichischen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (WIFO) (2021): Ex-Ante Bewertung des Strategieplans für die Gemeinsame Agrarpolitik im Zeitraum 2023-2027 (GAP-Strategieplan) - Zusammenfassung der Ex-Ante-Bewertung (Annex I). At: https://info.bml.gv.at/dam/jcr:744bab16-3176-4588-957a-cc32c7985bc5/Anhang%20I_GAP_SP_ExAnte_Eval_Zusammenfassung_Final.pdf

 

2016 - 2019

 

Evaluation of agricultural policies for the Austrian Rural Development Programme 2014-2020: Impacts of political interventions on biodiversity (Focus Area 4a). Reporting to the European Commission (general reports) and to the National Government (detailed reports on specific evaluation questions). Fields of expertise and evaluated interventions include:

  •  Knowledge transfer and advisory services
  • Investment in physical assets
  • Agri-environmental-climate commitments
  • Genetic resources in agriculture
  • Organic farming
  • Basic services
  • Payments for less-favoured areas
  • Forest-environmental-climate
  • Natura 2000 and water framework directive
  • Cooperation - Environment and climate change
  • Greening (pillar1) 

Commissioned by: Federal ministry, Republic of Austria, Agriculture, Regions and Tourism

 

Weber, N. (2021): Wie erfolgreich sind Naturschutzprojekte? Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land - Zeitschrift für ländliche Entwicklung. Ausgabe 2/21. S.  08-09. Unter: https://www.zukunftsraumland.at/zeitschrift

 

Weber, Merkac (2019): Evaluierung der Österreichischen Projektförderungen im Naturschutzbereich - Nationaler Detailbericht 2019. Klagenfurt. At: https://info.bmlrt.gv.at/themen/landwirtschaft/eu-agrarpolitik-foerderungen/laendl_entwicklung/programmbegleitung/evaluierung/evaluierungsberichte/Evaluierungsbericht-fuer-den-Duchfuehrungszeitraum-2019.html

 

Weber N. Merkac S., Pilz J. (2019): Ongoing evaluation of the Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020 for Objective 4a - Biodiversity. In: Bundesanstalt für Agrarwirtschaft und Bergbauernfragen (2019): Evaluierung des österreichischen Agrarumweltprogramms ÖPUL - Nationaler Detailbericht 2019. Wien. At: https://info.bmlrt.gv.at/themen/landwirtschaft/eu-agrarpolitik-foerderungen/laendl_entwicklung/programmbegleitung/evaluierung/evaluierungsberichte/Evaluierungsbericht-fuer-den-Duchfuehrungszeitraum-2019.html

 

Weber N., Niedermayr J., Kelemen-Finan J. (2018): The Agri-Environmental-Climate Programme in Austria: Effects on biodiversity. Methods for an evidence-based agricultural policy - Experiences, demand and new developments. 28. Jahrestagung der österreichischen Gesellschaft für Agrarökonomie - Tagungsband 2018. Wien. S. 101 - 103. Unter: https://oega.boku.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Tagung/2018/OeGA_Tagungsband_2018.pdf

 

Weber, N. (2018): Begleitende Evaluierung 2016-2017: Bewertung des LE-Programms zum Schwerpunkt Biodiversität. Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land - Zeitschrift für ländliche Entwicklung. Ausgabe 1/18. S.  11. Unter: https://www.zukunftsraumland.at/zeitschrift

In: BMLFUW (2017): Nationaler Evaluierungsbericht LE 2014-2020, Evalueirungspakete D, E und F. Wien. At:

https://www.bmnt.gv.at/land/laendl_entwicklung/evaluierung/evaluierungsberichte/Evaluierungsberichte-f-r-den-j-hrlichen-Durchf-hrungsbericht-2017.html

 

Weber, N. (2018): Begleitende Evaluierung 2016-2017: Bewertung des LE-Programms zum Schwerpunkt Biodiversität. Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land - Zeitschrift für ländliche Entwicklung. Ausgabe 1/18. S.  11. Unter: https://www.zukunftsraumland.at/zeitschrift

 

2015


Evaluation of agricultural policies for the Austrian Rural Development Programme 2007-2014: Ex-post evaluation

Evaluated measures include:

  • Rural heritage
  • Tourism
  • Cooperation

CAP policy objectives include:

  • Improving the environment and countryside
  • Improving the quality of life in rural areas
  • Building local capacity for employment and diversification
  • Improving the competitiveness of the agricultural and forestry sector

Commissioned by: Federal Institute for Agricultural Economics, Austria

In: BMLFUW (2017): Evaluierungsbericht zur Ex-post Evaluierung LE 07-13. Wien. At:

https://gruenerbericht.at/cm4/jdownload/category/26-evaluierung?start=10

 

2014
 
Ex-ante evaluation of the Austrian Rural Development Programmeg 2014-2020 (environmental schemes)

 

In: ÖIR GmbH und ÖAR Regionalberatung GmbH (2014): Ex-ante-Evaluierung des Programms LE2020 – Bericht 3: Bewertung des finalisierten Programms und der Verwaltung der Programmdurchführung. BMLFUW. Wien.

Project work for the Federal Institute for Agricultural Economics, Austria


2013
 

Mid-term evaluation  mid-term evaluation - fruit and vegetables regime (CAP - pillar 1).

Project work for the Federal Institute for Agricultural Economics, Austria

 

Hambrusch, J. und Weber, N. (2013): Evaluation of the National Strategy for Sustainable Operational Programms in the Fruit and Vegetables Sector (2012). Austria. At: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/fruit-and-vegetables/country-files/at_en.htm.

Research

Project-design, development of methodology and performance of research commissions

 

2018 - 2019

 

Evidence based vegetation analysis for the Project LIFE+ - Habitats in the  river mouth of the river Traisen (LIFE07 NAT/A/000012)
Documentation of the development of still- and sidewaters and macrophytes.

Project work for: Naturraumplanung Egger

http://www.naturraumplanung-egger.at/

 

Egger G. Weber N. (2019): Vegetationsökologische Beweissicherung im Rahmen des Projekts LIFE+ Lebensraum im Mündungsabschnitt des Flusses Traisen. Endbericht Dokumentation der Entwicklung von Still- und nebengewässern -Makrophyten. Verbund Hydor Power GmbH Klagenfurt. Unter: https://www.life-traisen.at/de-at/informationsveranstaltungen

 

EO4BTAlp - Earth observation for biotope - and habitat mapping in the alpine zone

Development of a remote-sensing based methodology for habitat (biotope) mapping.

Project work for: Naturraumplanung Egger and Z_GIS

https://zgis.at/eo4btalp-2017-2019-2/

 

2014 - 2015

 

Environmental quality in the urban and rural regions of Austria and its influence on quality of life

Project work for: The Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Austria.

In: Egartner, S. und Weber, N. (2015): Lebensqualität der land- und forstwirtschaftlichen Bevölkerung sowie Umweltqualität in urbanen und ländlichen Regionen Österreichs. At: http://www.awi.bmlfuw.gv.at/index.php?id=newsdetail&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=116&cHash=042002d07578eb7f86eb4c0cdcc4e2cc

 

2012 - 2013

 

Social farming

Project work for: The Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Austria.

Wiesinger G., Quendler E., Hoffmann C., Di Martino A., Egartner S., Weber N., Hambrusch J. (2013): Soziale Landwirtschaft – Situation und Potenziale einer Form der Diversifizierung land- und forstwirtschaftlicher Betriebe in Österreich, Südtirol und Trentino. Bundesanstalt für Bergbauernfragen. Wien. Unter: http://berggebiete.at/cm3/de/publikationen/forschungsberichte/710-fb66-soziale-landwirtschaft.html

 

2010 - 2011

 

Evaluation of changes in the landscape in an alpine habitat regarding selected effects on biodiveristy

Project work for: The Nature Park Kaunergrat.

Weber, N. (2011): Impacts of structural changes on the diversity of an alpine landscape. Wien. Unter: http://permalink.obvsg.at/bok/AC08524861

Data and GIS Analysis, Processing and Evaluation

Data-analysis

Evaluation, analysis and handling of big data

 

2018 - 2019

 

Biotope-mapping in the high mountains, construction of a database and GIS analysis - project work for: Naturraumplanung Egger and Z_GIS

 

2012 - 2019

 

Analysis, evaluation and handling of the IACS (integrated administration and control system) database. Project work for the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics and the BMNT (Ministry for sustainability and tourism), Austria.

 

2014 - 2015

 

Evaluation and assessment of different databases regarding environmental indicators in Austria (e.g. databases regarding noise, air pollution, ozone measurements, water quality) 

Geographical Information Systems

Development of methodology, and analysis of spatial data, open data

 

2014 - 2017

 

Development, analysis and interpretation of spatial indicators. GIS analysis of spatial data.

 

2012 - 2015

  • Open Data: Support of the Federal institute of Agricultural Economics, Austria, with the implementation of the INSPIRE directive.
  • Analysis of GIS data and visualization.