Friday, July 19, 2019

Environment & Sustainability News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Environment & Sustainability News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

Optimising electric transmission from offshore wind farms

Optimising electric transmission from offshore wind farms

Scientists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have designed a new control system for wind turbines in offshore wind farms which allows electric...
The current plan of the ‘smart city’ network of SMURBS. Box border colours: pilot cities (black), case studies (orange), test beds (red) and followers (green). Dot colours delineate the pressure(s) addressed. SMURBS partner countries are highlighted in yellow

Smart cities – the SMURBS project

Dr Evangelos Gerasopoulos introduces the SMURBS project, which harnesses Earth observation in the service of ‘SMart URBan Solutions for air quality, disasters and city...
The EcoBerries project

The EcoBerries project

Europe needs sustainable and profitable value chains for organic fruit and berry products – enter the EcoBerries project. Growing consumer demand for organic food has...
The HERACLES project: safeguarding European cultural heritage against climate change

The HERACLES project – safeguarding European cultural heritage against climate change

HERACLES is promoting the resilience of European cultural heritage in the face of increasing climate change impacts, as project co-ordinator Giuseppina Padeletti explains. Europe has...
Detailed data on thermal conditions of the Arctic ground

Detailed data on thermal conditions of the Arctic ground

Understanding the thermal conditions of the Arctic ground is important for researchers to assess the effects of climate change on the occurrence of permafrost,...
Sustainable chemistry – the need for a broader approach

Sustainable chemistry – the need for a broader approach

Professor Klaus Kümmerer, Director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry at Leuphana University, Germany, calls for a broader approach to green and...
Enhancing and promoting oyster aquaculture

Enhancing and promoting oyster aquaculture

Professor Ricardo Salgado, of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (Portugal) introduces the OSTRAQUAL project, which is expected to benefit aquaculture companies, local governments, and...
Is there a barrier on the ocean that can reduce carbon uptake?

Is there a barrier on the ocean that can reduce carbon uptake?

Scientists have discovered an invisible layer of biological compounds on the sea surface that reduces the rate at which carbon dioxide gas moves between...
WineWATERFOOTPRINT: sustainable use of water along the wine chain

WineWATERFOOTPRINT – sustainable use of water along the wine chain

Together, researchers and winemakers are seeking solutions for sustainable water management in wine-growing regions of the Mediterranean. Climate change and water scarcity have prompted concerns...
Are there subglacial valleys and mountain ranges in Antarctica?

Are there subglacial valleys and mountain ranges in Antarctica?

Using data collected during the first modern aerogeophysical survey of the South Pole, researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three large, and very deep,...

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