The research aims to provide tools for the definition of strategies of defense and enhancement of the landscape in the light of the European Landscape Convention, the New Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, and the specific characteristics of the regional context of Molise. The search for tools is supported by a hope of getting to plans and projects tailored-rooted-life compared to the landscape we now consider "collective value". The observation points cross, that even in this research are proposed to observe the landscape, can help shape new possibilities within what seems totally negative, and thus counteract the feelings of loss and approval that are often accompanied by the perception of landscapes contemporaries.
A sit for the landscape. The first phase of reconnaissance on the landscape of Molise has assumed, consciously, as starting points some images and imaginary strongly consolidated, representations of Molise that can cross both in scientific publications and in literature as in tourist guides and websites. The specific objective is to enable the comparison between different research fields, and between them and the regional government, from the early stages of investigation, through the development of synthetic images, easily communicable and comparable.
The organization of the investigation of the landscape in a system of maps and databases related georefenziate meets the need to reconstruct and bringing coherence to the body of knowledge and tools of planning and protection covering the landscape of Molise also to enable dialogue between different sectors which have expertise in the region, as well as the comparison with similar national and international experiences of landscape planning. The construction of the geographic information system also responds to the need to identify unambiguously the goods in the territory and to establish effective protection measures, able to cope with the dynamics of transformation.
Contexts, niches and directions. Since the first reconnaissance of the territory of Molise there was some unitary images of Molise, that distinguish and identify than other regions. Some images traditionally identify the different "parts" of the region, identifying differences and internal characteristics (contexts and guidelines); other images are less known (defined niches) and refer metaphorically ecological situations endemic and unique in the territory of Molise.