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Join us at VISCA e-workshop, 29 October 2020

VISCA e-workshop: Discover how VISCA DSS supports viticulturists in climate change adaptation
(Registration is open)

Date: 29th October 2020
Time: 10:00 am -12:00 pm CET (2 hours)


Our consortium is pleased to invite you to 'VISCA e-workshop' to be held online on Thursday, 29th October 2020 from 10:00am-12:00 pm CET. The e-workshop aims to bring wine growers, agronomists, scientific community, commercial partners and others to discover the latest release of VISCA Decision Support System (DSS), its added value and how it supports viticulturists in adapting to climate change. Also, the commercial opportunities and the exploitation of the tool will be discussed.
VISCA e-workshop is expected to be interactive with feedback collection and Q&A sessions during presentations. Registration to the e-workshop is open until 15 October 2020 [click here]. After registration, the link to connect to the meeting will be sent. 

Agenda:

  • Short introduction on VISCA project, key finding and results from the demonstration site 
  • Presentation of the VISCA DSS (phenology, irrigation and weather forecasts information widgets) 
  • Presentation of results achieved
  • VISCA commercial strategy and opportunities
  • Conclusions
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Explore the Preliminary Results of VISCA Project!

VISCA project has been developing a Decision Support System (DSS) that integrates climate and agricultural models with farmers’ management specifications in order to design short practices, medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. After more than three years since the launch of our project, we are publishing the ‘VISCA Booklet on Preliminary Results’. The booklet gives an overview of the project, a description of the DSS and the integrated climate services, the added value of these services with testimonies from the end-users as well as the preliminary results driven from the demonstration sites in Italy, Portugal and Spain. The booklet also presents an overview of the replicability and the way forward (exploitation). You may download VISCA Booklet here.

 

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How will climate change affect the viticulture in the coming decades in Europe?

Conclusions from the Decadal Projections Performance Report

Facing climate change and climate variability is one of the main challenges in viticulture. Developing strategic actions to adapt viticulture to the impacts of a warmer climate is one of the main interests of the sector, which has been suffering for changes in the quality and yield.

A report has recently been published by VISCA project Decadal projection performance report (D2.5) which provides a set of regional climate projections at European scale and at demosites of the project (Campania region, Mirabella Eclano Estate (Mastroberardino-Italy), Costers del Segre region, Raimat hills (Codorniu- Spain),  Douro Valley, Porto (Symington-Portugal)). These projections would bring an added value for the wine industry to plan long-term adaptation strategies to face climate change and a new climate variability in the coming decades.

First of all, EURO-CORDEX climate projections have been analysed in terms of their ability to reproduce the historical climate. As a result, it has been confirmed that EURO-CORDEX is representing correctly the temporal and spatial correlation of the main interesting variables such as mean temperature and precipitation, climate extremes such as droughts, spring frosts and heatwaves and, finally, specific agronomical parameters such the Winkler index.

After that, the analysis of climate projections at European scale and at demosites is providing by comparing the climatology off the period 2070-2099 against the historical period 1976-2005. In terms of precipitation, a decrease in the southern European countries, which is more intense in the summer months. In terms of temperature, there is a clear increase throughout Europe, although it is more intense in southern countries like Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and in norther countries like Sweden and Finland. Regarding extreme events, there is an increase of the length of droughts, especially in the Iberian Peninsula, a decrease of frost days in spring months and an increase of heatwaves, especially in the southern European countries.

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XII International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems - POSTPONED

Event Details:

  • Date: 14-16
  • Location:  Vila Real, Portugal
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Every 4 years, the ISHS working groups of Rootstock Breeding and Evaluation organize a worldwide symposium at which advances in a range of research topics are presented and discussed. This year, the “XII International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems” will be held in Wenatchee (Washington State), USA. 

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IVDP Congresso Douro & Porto 2020 - Memória com Futuro

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  • Location: Porto, Portugal
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Sustained in memory with our eyes on the future, we will trace new directions. The Douro & Porto - Memória com Futuro Congress is projected as a scientific and cultural event that will launch in the future the secular memories of the Douro Demarcated Region. The challenges of the present and the purpose of configuring and projecting a prosperous future lead us to revisit the foundations of memory. In this way, a bridge between memory and the future will guide this congress.

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MED'Agri

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  • Location: Avignon, France
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Organised by the agricultural professionals via the Regional Chamber of Agriculture in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and a multi-sector committee, the new MED'Agri trade show is entirely dedicated to the production agricultural and the agri-technology.

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8th National Symposium on Viticulture (CONAVI2020) - POSTPONED

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  • Date: 
  • Location: Udine, Italy
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The issues of CONAVI have naturally evolved over the course of the various editions, updating and including new aspects of interest for research and innovation in viticulture: this will also be the case for this edition, and we hope that the proposed themes meet your interest and stimulate your active participation. There will also be a technical meeting, where consultants, researchers, suppliers of materials and services for the wine sector and above all producers from all over Italy will meet for a fruitful comparison on innovation in viticulture.

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VII Congress CERVIM - POSTPONED

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  • Location:Vila Real, Portugal
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The 7th International Congress of Mountain and Steep Slopes Viticulture will be the most important opportunity to disseminate and update scientific and technical innovations of viticulture and oenology from Mountain regions. An initiative of the CERVIM - Center for Research, Environmental Sustainability and Advancement of Mountain Viticulture, on the patronage of the OIV - International Organization of Vine and Wine, and organized by the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), the Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense (ADVID) and Faculdade Ciências da UP, the Congress will include an extensive Scientific program, Sessions and technical visits, Photographic exhibition, Roundtables and an interesting Social program.Port wine, produced in the world's oldest wine demarcated and controlled region, and the Alto Douro wine region, an UNESCO World Heritage site, give you the warmest welcome!

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730253.