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IX International Agriculture Symposium "AGROSYM 2018"

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  • Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
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AGROSYM is, since nine years, an annual platform for international scientific discussion on agriculture, food, rural development, environment and forestry.

AGROSYM represents a good opportunity to exchange ideas, to strengthen existing and to create new academic networks, and to foster dialogue between the academia, public institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations on the recent global and regional trends in the agro-food sector. AGROSYM covers the following thematic areas: plant production, plant protection and food safety, organic agriculture, environment protection and natural resources management, animal husbandry, rural development and agro-economy, and forestry and agroforestry. Multidisciplinary results reported during AGROSYM will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and good practices to all actors of the agro-food chain (e.g. farmers, extension agents, researchers, policy makers) as well as the general public about the importance of agriculture and food science, one of the most important strategic areas of many national research strategies. For more information, check the official website.

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International Congress on Grapevine and Wine Sciences

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  • Location: La Rioja, Spain
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The Conference is an important interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of science and management of climate change.

Topics of interest include: Global carbon and other biogeochemical cycles and feedbacks, Future global climate: scenario-based projections and near-term information, Polar climate, Paleoclimate, The Earth’s energy budget, climate feedbacks, and climate sensitivity, Weather and climate extreme events in a changing climate, Linking global to regional climate change, Mitigation pathways compatible with near- to long-term goals, Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation, National and sub-national policies and institutions, Innovation, technology development and transfer, Emissions trends and drivers, Climate change in the Italian Mountains and the Mediterranean Region (NextData project), Climate services: role, application, value, challenges and opportunities for market development and Challenges for climate change adaptation in the post Paris world. VISCA project will be part of this event and presented by IRTA. For more information, check the official website.

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Wine production in the Pyrenees and hungry caribous and why it matters

Have a Pint of Science!

Isadora and Dragana from Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) will talk about new trends in climate change adaptation and innovation. The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science and research in an accessible format to the public, mainly across bars and pubs.

Isadora will talk about how and why forecasting the weather is important. The current trend of wine production in the Pyrenees, as a consequence of global warming, is only one of the examples Isa will use to demonstrate how to adapt to climate change and the full potential of computer modelling in tackling the challenges of tomorrow’s life on Earth.

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VISCA at the Global Innovation Camp!

VISCA was selected among the winners in the International Call for Solutions on innovation in the agrifood sector: Global Innovation Camp and  Made in Puglia Conference.

The call selected 10 ideas or projects – including VISCA - gathered in Bari & Foggia (Italy) from 7th to 10th May 2018. The winners had several training sessions and they will have the access to an acceleration or incubation process for the duration of 3 months in the selected partners’ organisations.  For more information, check the official website: link.

 

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Upcoming Technical Meeting of VISCA Project

Organised by the project coordinator METEOSIM (MET) and Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), VISCA project consortium will hold a technical meeting on 5th-6th April 2018 at BSC premises to discuss the progress of the project and its planned activities for the coming months especially the actions related to the integration of models into the platform.

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VISCA holds its 1st joint General Meeting and Stakeholders Workshop, November 13-15th 2017, Portugal

VISCA ‘Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application’ is to hold its 1st General meeting on November 13th 2017 followed by the 1st Stakeholders Workshop on November 14th and 15th 2017 in Portugal.

The 1st General meeting will take place in Symington Family Estates main office, who are part of the consortium, located in Vila Noca de Gaia, Portugal. VISCA partners will present the current status of the project and the achieved milestones during its first 6 months. The occurred and expected risks and challenges as well as the next planned activities for the coming period will be illustrated by each Work package coordinator.

On the following couple of days, VISCA 1st Stakeholder Workshop will gather members from the project advisory board (PAB) of the project and other invited end-users in Quinta do Bomfim, Pinhao, Portugal. During the first day, an introduction of the project, consortium and the PAB members will start-off the workshop. Then, a brainstorming session and a series of questions on how climate change is affecting the different sectors of agriculture including vineyards will be organised. This brainstorming session aims to gather more insights of the needs of the end-users and related stakeholders. The first workshop day will be concluded with a field visit in the Bomfim vistor center. On the second day of the workshop, participants will have a training session on the primary mock-ups of the VISCA tool and a virtual guide through its main functionalities. Feedback from the participants will be collected to make improvements in the tool.

VISCA will provide a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrate climate, agricultural and end-users specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. The project is validated by real demonstrations with end-users on three demo sites in Spain, Italy and Portugal. VISCA started officially in May 2017 for a period of 3 years. It is led by Meteosim and it is composed of 11 members from different fields including end-users (Codorniu, Mastroberardino and Symington).

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SITEVI

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  • Venue: Parc des expositions de Montpellier Route de la Foire, 34470 Pérols, FRANCE
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SITEVI is the international equipment and expertise exhibition for the vine-wine, olive, fruit-vegetable productions.

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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.