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Managing soil and groundwater impacts from agriculture for sustainable intensification

Objective

"Agricultural production in Europe has significantly damaged soil and water resources, ecosystem biodiversity, socio-economic well-being and contributed to climate change. Expected further intensification of production to ensure food safety for population growth must be sustainable to minimise future impacts and negative externalities. This ETN addresses these challenges by training 15 early stage researchers in cutting edge research skills and innovative approaches to manage soil and groundwater impacts from agriculture for sustainable intensification. It supports EU policy goals on food security, resource conservation, renewable energy and climate change, and the aims of the H2020 Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme for sustainable management of the environment and its resources. The scientific objectives focus on developing (1) management techniques which mitigate environmental impacts of agricultural practices on soil, water and climate systems, and support sustainable intensification using new production methods; (2) ""smart"" environmental monitoring, biotechnology and modelling tools to predict the outcome of measures and practices in (1); (3) decision-making tools with sustainability indicators to implement sustainable agricultural production methods. This will be achieved by linking lab-scale studies of processes with field-scale evaluation of novel management concepts, analytical tools and modelling, using state-of-the-art methods. The network includes research, advisory and commercial organisations from all sectors of the agri-environmental management community, and SMEs to multinational firms. Its novel training agenda of workshops and summer schools on technical and business skills, international conferences, industry secondments and knowledge transfer activities has the specific aim of transferable skills training. This is highly relevant for scientific communication, societal impact and entrepreneurship, preparing the fellows for careers in many sectors."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (10)

EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Other
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
T.E. LABORATORIES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 184 496,25
Address
Tullow Industrial Estate
R93 Tullow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
IWW RHEINISCH-WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSER BERATUNGS-UND ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Moritzstrasse 26
45476 Mulheim An Der Ruhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 445 440
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEOLYS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 208 800
Address
Rue De La Station 155
5370 Havelange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (15)

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TATA STEEL UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Millbank 30
SW1P 4WY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTAMINATED LAND: APPLICATIONS INREAL ENVIRONMENTS LBG
United Kingdom
Address
Chiltern House Haddenham Business Centre Thame Road
HP17 8BY Haddenham
Activity type
Other
Amt für Umwelt Kanton Thurgau
Switzerland
Address
Ringstrasse 21
80510 Frauenfeld
Activity type
Other
Agricultural Catchments Programme
Ireland
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
imw - Innovative Messtechnik Dr. Weiss
Germany
Address
Vogtshaldenstrasse 47
72074 Tübingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KfU Envirotech GmbH
Germany
Address
Maybachstraße 1
06112 Halle/saale
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPAGNIE INTERCOMMUNALE LIEGEOISE DES EAUX
Belgium
Address
Rue Canal De L'ourthe 8
4031 Liege
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PROEFCENTRUM FRUITTEELT VZW
Belgium
Address
Fruittuinweg 1
3800 Sint Truiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Citius Engineering
Belgium
Address
Rue Monfort 36
4130 Esneux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations