This project aims to bring together restoration researchers globally to pool existing data and knowledge for a deeper understanding of restoration science.
Restoration has been taking place for decades across ecosystems, in every part of the world, with millions being spent. Different types of restoration ‘action’ have been taking place, depending on the definitions and targets of individual projects and their context. Data collected are used for monitoring, the results of which are sometimes published in academic journals, sometimes not. Projects and investment will continue, the results of which will affect legacies for decades more.
The Global Restore Project (GRP) will develop a large, cross-cutting and collaborative effort to compile data from across the world, across ecosystems and across restoration efforts and types.
The GRP Restore Database
The primary way to get involved is to add your experience to the effort through data contribution to the GRP Database. To do so, please read about our guidelines, participation and contact us to begin the data submission process. Contributors are kept aware of publication efforts that may arise from the data and are invited to opt-in to participate. Additionally the database aims to become a publicly accessible tool in the future, allowing exploration of regional restoration methods and outcomes.
The Global Arid Zone Project (GAZP)
Global Arid Zone Project (GAZP) Database, is the drylands subset of the Global Restore Project (GRP). GAZP is focusing on the world’s arid and semi-arid zones, defined as any area receiving less than 750 mm of rain annually. Drylands comprise 40% of global land cover.
These projects are working together and are a joint effort between many people. If you are not sure where your data fits in, or have data that fits in both realms, please contact us, and we will help make your participation as easy as possible.