European Project VISCA from FCUP among the key-projects within the EU strategy against climate change
VISCA was distinguished by the EU for its importance in the adaptation of the agricultural sector to the global climate crisis
Led at FCUP by Jorge Queiroz, professor in the Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Plannings (DGAOT) and researcher at GreenUPorto, this project was distinguished for its contribution “for a sustainable and resilient wine production” and for the “European strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change ”,“ forging a Climatically Resilient Europe ”.
“VISCA aimed to develop a Decision Support System (VISCA DSS) which, integrating climate, agricultural services and viticultural practices, would provide wine producers with a software integrating the information they need to better adapt to the conditions of climate change and thus guarantee a better wine “, explains the FCUP/GreenUPorto researcher.
GreenUPorto members Susana Carvalho, Anabela Carneiro, Ana Aguiar and Inês Cabral were also part of the FCUP research team involved in this project, whose work incided in the Douro wine region, in collaboration with the Port wine company “Symington Family Estates ”.
VISCA was funded by the Horizon 2020 program and also involved researchers from Spain (coordinating country), Italy, France and England.
Find out more about VISCA on the project website (https://www.visca.eu/).