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HOlistic Management of Emerging forest pests and Diseases

Objective

HOMED will provide a full set of science-based, innovative practical methods and tools to assess and control emerging or invasive pests and pathogens threatening EU forests, following a holistic and multi-actor approach. Holistic because it will improve strategies of risk assessment and management by targeting the successive phases of invasion (transport, introduction, establishment, spread), and developing mitigation methods for each phase, i.e. prevention, detection and diagnosis, surveillance, eradication and control tools. Multi-actor because scientists will communicate with stakeholders all along the project; forest managers, biosecurity agencies, policy makers and environmental NGOs will be asked to express their needs and constrains and validate the tools as they develop. Innovation will be central, as the new tools for pest management will benefit from the most advanced technology, e.g. electronic sensors, hyper spectral cameras, the latest satellite constellation, high-throughput sequencing, unmanned aerial vehicles and artificial intelligence. As it is impossible to foresee the next invasive or emerging pest or pathogen, the overall approach will be generic. However, the new tools will be tested on four main types of pests and pathogens, i.e. foliar moths and needle blights causing tree growth loss, wood boring beetles and dieback fungi causing tree mortality. Prominent experts from the main forested countries of EU and the main regions of origin of invasive pests, e.g. North America, Australasia, China and South Africa, will contribute to the project, and ensure continuity and complementarity with past and current Euphresco and EU projects. By developing cost-effective, environmentally friendly tools for the prevention, detection and control, the project will reduce the tremendous economic losses caused by invasive forest pests and pathogens and help to maintain the critical ecosystem services provided by EU forests, including climate change mitigation.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology/ethnomycology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
€ 986 760

Participants (20)

ALLIANCE FORETS BOIS
France
EU contribution
€ 14 687,50
Address
80-82 Route D'arcachon
33610 Cestas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 301 910
Address
Nosworthy Way
OX10 8DE Wallingford
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Beichen West Road 1 5
100101 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 398 287,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 937,50
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSICHEN FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR WALD SCHNEE UND LANDSCHAFT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 212 048,75
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 385 140
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 242 812,50
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 361 236,25
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 155 733,75
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
New Zealand Forest Research Institute LTD
New Zealand
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sala St 49
Rotorua 3046 Rotorua
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 182 750
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 962,50
Address
80 Vincent Square
SW1P 2PE London
Activity type
Other
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 455 238,75
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TELESPAZIO FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 364 447,50
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31023 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 413 593,75
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 324 750
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments