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MODelling vegetation response to EXTREMe Events

Objective

The continuous supply of services provided by agricultural systems is increasingly threatened by climate change in association with an estimated increase in the frequency of extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves or heavy precipitation events.
MODEXTREME has the overarching goal to help the European and non-European agriculture face extreme climatic events by improving the capability of biophysical models simulating vegetation responses to integrate climatic variability and extremes.
To reach this goal, the project will achieve the following objectives:
• Scientific objectives:
- Identify and integrate into simulation models, the responses of main crop and grassland systems to environmental conditions associated with extreme climatic events;
- Improve yield monitoring and forecasting systems via multiple observational constraints to be assimilated into process-based models across different climate conditions;
- Estimate possible trajectories of agricultural productivity in the short (during current season) to medium time horizons and associated uncertainties. This involves taking into account the genetic progress and its effects on responses to extreme environmental conditions.
• Technological objectives:
- Build a consistent, multi-domain data repository for use in studying climate variability and extreme events relevant for agricultural production;
- Develop generically reusable software units that implement libraries of models. This will allow (i) extending the vegetation response, as implemented in existing modelling solutions, to weather extremes, (ii) extending the multi-model platform for plant growth and development simulations of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (MARS: Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS);
- Prototype alternate versions of the workflows for agricultural production monitoring and scenario analysis both using new modelling solutions composed in the project, and by focusing on extreme events.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 336 766
Administrative Contact
Alain Brelurut (Mr.)

Participants (17)

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 244 132
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marcello Donatelli (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 789
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Villalobos Martín (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 229 003
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Arioni (Mrs.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 80 880
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierluigi Calanca (Dr.)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 113 565
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ole Bøssing Christensen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 70 746
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 37 002
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Orlanda Cristina Ramos Timas (Dr.)
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 87 986
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Athanasiadis (Dr.)
SOFTECO SISMAT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 541
Address
Via De Marini 1
16149 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Melagrano (Dr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 98 555
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irina Carpusca (Dr.)
UKRAINIAN RESEARCH HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE OF UKRAINE AND THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 55 880
Address
Nauki Avenue 37 Holosiivskyi District
03028 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oleksii Kryvobok (Dr.)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 040
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Van Ommen (Mr.)
EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 42 282
Address
Prq Estacao Biologica Pqeb Edificio Sede Plano Piloto
70770901 Brasilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Antônio Macena Da Silva (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 38 980
Address
Rivadavia 1439
1033 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edgardo Guevara (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 37 776
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Abubeker Hassen (Dr.)
Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning CAAS
China
EU contribution
€ 43 075
Address
Zhongguancun Nan Da Jie 12
100081 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zhongxin Chen (Dr.)
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Neill Hall 423
99164-3140 Pullman, Washington
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudio Stöckle (Prof.)