The 3-years European ERA-Net BiodivERsA project DIARS started on 1 January 2014 aiming at better demonstrating and characterizing the impact of invasive species  on ecosystems through the combined use of field data and data obtained through remote-sensing technologies. It also aims at supporting monitoring, prediction of spread and risk assessment of invasive plant species through remote sensing as preconditions for taking management measures for mitigation. DIARS is a collaboration between VITO (BE)-coordinator, KU Leuven (BE), KIT and FAU (DE), UPJV (FR), FEM (IT) and CIS (US).


DIARS is funded by the ERA-Net BiodivERsA, with the national funders ANR, BelSPO and DFG, part of the 2012-2013 BiodivERsA call for research proposals.