Area covering Biological Valuation Map for Flanders, with research into the possibilities of efficiency gains

Project Details


This project includes the periodic updating of the Biological Valuation Map (BVM) and Natura 2000 Habitat Map for the whole of Flanders, so that both maps, both directly and indirectly, can continue to serve as a basis for many policy-relevant and scientific applications.

At the end of the project (BVM edition 2025), about 90% of Flanders will be updated: largely by processing existing up-to-date data layers, supplemented by about half of the areas outside SPAs that are important for Flemish nature policy and partly by external mapping. A methodology and roadmap will also be available to keep the BVM area-wide up-to-date in the future.

Further research into efficiency gains via remote sensing, collaboration with other (government) agencies and the possibilities of using citizen science are part of the set-up.
Effective start/end date1/01/20 → 31/12/24

Thematic list

  • Biological valuation map and Natura 2000 habitat map

Thematic List 2020

  • Data & infrastructure