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Jan 31, 2020
Meteorology and Development

How specialized Private Weather Companies are helping National Meteorological Services in Developing Countries

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The first European app to empower citizens against floods, fires and extreme weather

Thanks to this app, citizens can warn other citizens of natural risks by sharing geolocalised photos and information on floods, fires and extreme weather. The research project I-REACT, funded by the European Commission, launches today a free app to keep citizens safe from floods, fires and extreme weather. The app enables its users to share pictures […]

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VISCA project announces a promising harvest

On 5th - 6th April 2018, a technical meeting of VISCA project took place at BSC premises in Barcelona. The main objective of this meeting was focused on how to operate the platform that will be used in the 3 demo sites in Italy, Portugal and Spain.

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VISCA project 1st General Meeting

VISCA holds its 1st joint General Meeting and Stakeholders Workshop, November 13-15th 2017, Portugal

VISCA Project will provide a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrate climate, agricultural and end-users specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. The project is validated by real demonstrations with end-users on three demo sites in Spain, Italy and Portugal. VISCA started officially in May 2017 for a period of 3 years. It is led by Meteosim and it is composed of 11 members from different fields including end-users (Codorniu, Mastroberardino and Symington).

The 1st General meeting will take place in Symington Family Estates main office, who are part of the consortium, located in Vila Noca de Gaia, Portugal. VISCA partners will present the current status of the project and the achieved milestones during its first 6 months. The occurred and expected risks and challenges as well as the next planned activities for the coming period will be illustrated by each Work package coordinator.

On the following couple of days, VISCA 1st Stakeholder Workshop will gather members from the project advisory board (PAB) of the project and other invited end-users in Quinta do Bomfim, Pinhao, Portugal. During the first day, an introduction of the project, consortium and the PAB members will start-off the workshop. Then, a brainstorming session and a series of questions on how climate change is affecting the different sectors of agriculture including vineyards will be organised. This brainstorming session aims to gather more insights of the needs of the end-users and related stakeholders. The first workshop day will be concluded with a field visit in the Bomfim vistor center.

On the second day of the workshop, participants will have a training session on the primary mock-ups of the VISCA tool and a virtual guide through its main functionalities. Feedback from the participants will be collected to make improvements in the tool.

For more detailed information, click here.

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WEAM4i Successful Final Workshop!

On April 6th 2017, WEAM4i Final Workshop was held in Barcelona to present the results of the project and its success case studies

During the event, the achievements of WEAM4i smart tools which lead to better efficiency in irrigation – of both Water and Energy – were illustrated by WEAM4i consortium. The tools were demonstrated in different sites in Spain, Portugal and Germany. The event was joined by around 50 different stakeholders from the irrigation communities as well as water and energy sectors across Europe!

Another purpose of the event was to make synergies with the different projects and initiatives working on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus.

As an example, the Information system of Weather forecasting for the agro sector was presented by METEOSIM (link). All the presented tools have been tested on different demo sites across Europe (specific agro locations in Spain, Portugal and Germany).

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WEAM4i Final Workshop

Save the date! April 6th 2017, Barcelona-Spain - Registration is now OPEN! (link)

WEAM4i Consortium is pleased to invite you to its final workshop held in Barcelona on April 6th, 2017. The aim of the event is to present the results of the project and its success case studies as well as to make synergies with the different projects and initiatives working on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus. The workshop will be joined by different stakeholders from the irrigation communities as well as water and energy sectors across Europe.

Furthermore, parallel sessions on the WEF nexus focusing on the policy perspectives will be organised in parallel to B2B roundtables gathering the end-users with the producers of WEAM4i smart irrigation tool.

Find the agenda of the event and contact us here (link).

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WEAM4i Final Workshop

Save the date!  April 6th 2017, Barcelona-Spain WEAM4i Consortium is pleased to invite you to its final workshop held in Barcelona on April 6th, 2017. The aim of the event is to present the results of the project and its success case studies as well as to make synergies with the different projects and initiatives […]

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