EGMP Data Centre

EGMP Data Centre

Purpose

The EGMP Data Centre collates and assesses population and harvest information based on input from the Range States. Based on updated population estimates and harvest data, the Data Centre uses state-of-the-art modelling tools to predict the annual optimal management strategies for the annual decision-making process in the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group (EGM IWG).  The information is based on input provided by Range States and comprises population size, demographic variables, actual harvest as well as socio-economic data on agricultural damage, etc. Based on this information the Data Centre provides annual assessments on population status and proposals for optimal management strategies for the annual decision-making process in the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group (EGM IWG). 

Structure

The EGMP Data Centre was established in January 2017 through a Memorandum of Cooperation between the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat and Aarhus University in Denmark under the overall management of Dr Jesper Madsen It also includes a fulltime goose monitoring coordinator, Dr Gitte Høj Jensen, as well as other part time contributors from Aarhus University.

To support population model development as well as the development of adaptive management frameworks, Aarhus University has made a technical agreement with the US Geological Surveys (USGS) and Dr Fred A. Johnson from USGS has been affiliated as honorary associate professor.