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Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care

Objective

Although there is a large body of knowledge available on soil threats in Europe, this knowledge is fragmented and incomplete, in particular regarding the complexity and functioning of soil systems and their interaction with human activities. The main aim of RECARE is to develop effective prevention, remediation and restoration measures using an innovative trans-disciplinary approach, actively integrating and advancing knowledge of stakeholders and scientists in 17 Case Studies, covering a range of soil threats in different bio-physical and socio-economic environments across Europe. Within these Case Study sites, i) the current state of degradation and conservation will be assessed using a new methodology, based on the WOCAT mapping procedure, ii) impacts of degradation and conservation on soil functions and ecosystem services will be quantified in a harmonized, spatially explicit way, accounting for costs and benefits, and possible trade-offs, iii) prevention, remediation and restoration measures selected and implemented by stakeholders in a participatory process will be evaluated regarding efficacy, and iv) the applicability and impact of these measures at the European level will be assessed using a new integrated bio-physical and socio-economic model, accounting for land use dynamics as a result of for instance economic development and policies. Existing national and EU policies will be reviewed and compared to identify potential incoherence, contradictions and synergies. Policy messages will be formulated based on the Case Study results and their integration at European level. A comprehensive dissemination and communication strategy, including the development of a web-based Dissemination and Communication Hub, will accompany the other activities to ensure that project results are disseminated to a variety of stakeholders at the right time and in the appropriate formats to stimulate renewed care for European soils.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 656 102
Administrative Contact
Coen Ritsema (Prof.)

Participants (28)

THE RESEARCH COMMITTEE OF THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 417 967,20
Address
Building E4 Campus Konoupidiana
73132 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Tsanis (Prof.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 305 095,20
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alice Mørup (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 290 495,20
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis (Mrs.)
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 293 135,20
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicoletta Mirachi (Ms.)
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 423 560,25
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hanne Sørlie (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 416 167,20
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Batista (Dr.)
LANDGRAEDSLA RIKISINS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 296 596,40
Address
Gunnarsholti
851 Hella
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johann Thorsson (Dr.)
EVENOR TECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 085,20
Address
Calle Isaas Newton, Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologic Centro De Empresas Pabellon De Italia, 5A Planta, Pasarela Noso
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Anaya-Romero (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 449 167,20
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gudrun Schwilch (Dr.)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 57 422
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Herbert Haubold (Dr.)
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL SOIL REFERENCE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 287 838,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3 - Build 101
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Godert Van Lynden (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 281 741,60
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Walker (Mr.)
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 477 128,86
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Tings
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 715,60
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 715 633,11
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rudi Hessel (Dr.)
CLARINGBOULD HELEEN ELSA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 272 692,48
Address
Buys Ballotstraat 35
3572 ZT Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heleen Claringbould (Mrs.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 295 895,20
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Britt-Louise Atterdagsdotter (Mrs.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 172 586
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 290 120,20
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kamila Hlavcova (Mrs.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU PEDOLOGIE, AGROCHIMIE SI PROTECTIA MEDIULUI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 187 482,90
Address
Str B Dul Marasti 61 Sector 1
011464 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mihail Dumitru (Prof.)
INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 309 138,40
Address
Czartoryskich 8
24 100 Pulawy
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Wiacek (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 281 819,20
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Rayfield (Mr.)
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 368 838,50
Address
Hertogsingel 11B
6211 NC Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hedwig Van Delden (Mrs.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 896,22
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Tibbett (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 291 131,20
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisa Barzon (Ms.)
KONGSKILDE INDUSTRIES AS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Skaelskorvej 64
4180 Soro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Green (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 234 073,98
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Majid Mahmood (Mr.)
AGRO INTELLIGENCE APS
Denmark
Address
Agro Food Park 13
8200 Aarhus N
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Green (Dr.)