Climate change is threatening different varieties of agriculture species; the wine-grapes are especially sensitive to subtle differences in micro-climate impacts causing changes in the crops (e.g. decrease of the grape quality and quantity, changes in alcohol, acid, sugar, etc.) which directly affects the European wine industry.
VISCA ‘Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application’ is an R&I project co-funded under the Horizon 2020 programme with a total budget of 3.20 M. The project started officially in May 2017 and it will end in December 2020. VISCA consortium is led by Meteosim and it is composed of 11 members from different fields including end-users (Codorniu, Mastroberardino and Symington).
VISCA provides a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrate climate, agricultural models with farmers’ management specifications in order to design short practices, medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. The project is currently validated by real demonstrations with end-users on three demo sites in Spain, Italy and Portugal.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730253.