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Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application

Objective

Internationalization of the markets has allowed for the globalization of agriculture, benefiting - directly or indirectly – relevant countries or even entire regions like the EU, who is the first trader in agriculture products of the world.
Among the different varieties of agriculture species, the wine-grapes are specially threatened by climate change, since subtle differences in microclimate impacts directly through over-ripening, rising acidity levels, greater vulnerability to pests and diseases, etc., resulting in changes in wine quality and properties.
The wine industry needs therefore to tackle adaptation measures, and long term adaptation planning will provide producers with a comparative advantage over competitors.

VISCA is a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrates climate, agricultural and end-users´ specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. VISCA will be validated by real demonstration with end-users on three demo sites belonging to three wine stakeholders from Spain, Italy and Portugal, which are included as partners in the consortium (Codorniu, Mastroberardino and Symington).

The main objective of VISCA is making South-European wine industries resilient to climate changes, while minimizing costs and risks through an improvement of the production management (quality and quantity of final product). This objective will be achieved with the integration of climatic data, phenological , irrigation models, and end-users’ requirements into a Decision Support System (DSS) co-designed with wine producers from Spain, Italy and Portugal. VISCA will supply well-founded decisions of specific aspects of crop planning (e.g. budburst, harvesting, defoliation, minimum water needs), and suggest preventive actions against extreme events and long-term suitability maps.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-TwoStage
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Coordinator

METEOSIM SL
Address
Calle Baldiri Reixac 10-12 Parc Ci Entific De Barcelona
08028 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 301 866,45

Participants (10)

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 500
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
CODORNIU SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 837,50
Address
Calle Afueras Sn
08770 Sant Sadurni D'anoia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 504 253,74
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 408 800
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 291 000
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MASTROBERARDINO SOCIETA AGRICOLA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 737,50
Address
Via Manfredi 75/81
83042 Atripalda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES, VINHOS,SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 100 625
Address
Travessa Barao De Forrester 86
4400 034 Vila Nova De Gaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 119 375
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITE TECHNIQUE DU SEMIDE GEIE
France
EU contribution
€ 229 400
Address
Place Sophie Laffitte Office International De L'eau
06902 Sophia Antipolis Valbonne
Activity type
Other
ALPHA CONSULTANTS (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 183 749,44
Address
27 Old Gloucester Street
WC1N 3AX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)