Guidelines for the delimitation of wetland ecosystems

This document is a protocol set for the SWOS Horizon 2020 project that provides an approach for the delimitation of wetland ecosystems to support different purposes such as monitoring, assessing, reporting, research, etc. The protocol defines “wetlands” as ecosystems; where a wetland is a natural unit that determines functioning of the ecosystem. The delimitation of wetland ecosystem as defined here ensures the proper selection of the natural boundaries of the wetland ecosystems selected in SWOS to ensure that the products developed by the project provide useful support to the assessment of wetlands, and the monitoring of the changes in time.