Red Otri de Andalucía. . localhost Red Otri de Andalucía. Ofertas, Proyectos, Patentes, Spin offs es-es Crop diversification and low-input farming across Europe: from practitioners engagement and ecosystems services to increased revenues and chain organisation localhostNone <img style="float: left;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom:10px;" src="localhost/static/photologue/photos/cache/logo_1_detail.jpg" alt="Diverfarming" title="Diverfarming" />With the long-term view of increasing diversification and biodiversity in Europe and fostering sustainable development of bioeconomy, the Diverfarming consortium come together to develop and deploy innovative farming and agribusiness strategies. Diverfarming will increase the long-term resilience, sustainability and economic revenues of agriculture across the EU by assessing the real benefits and minimising the limitations, barriers and drawbacks of diversified cropping systems under low-input agronomic practices that are tailor-made to fit the unique characteristics of six EU pedoclimatic regions (Mediterranean south and north, Atlantic central, Continental, Pannonian and Boreal), and by adapting and optimising the downstream value chains organization. This approach will provide: i) increased overall land productivity; ii) more rational use of farm land and farming inputs (water, energy, machinery, fertilisers, pesticides); ii) improved delivery of ecosystem services by increments in biodiversity and soil quality; iii) proper organization of downstream value chains adapted to the new diversified cropping systems with decreased use of energy; and iv) access to new markets and reduced economy risks by adoption of new products in time and space. The diversified cropping systems will be tested in field case studies for major crops within each pedoclimatic region. In the end, Diverfarming focuses on research and innovation for rural development, with emphasis on developing new framework systems and business models adapted to the rural context of each pedoclimatic area of the EU, to foster sustainable growth through adoption of diversification, sustainable practices and efficient use of resources. 28 de noviembre de 2017 localhostNone Reinforcement of Mediterranean olive oil sector competitiveness through development and application of innovative production and quality control methodologies related to olive oil health protecting properties localhostNone <img style="float: left;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom:10px;" src="localhost/static/photologue/photos/cache/aristoil_detail.bmp" alt="aristoil2" title="aristoil2" />The Mediterranean region is the main place around the world for production of olive oil.&nbsp;95% of the world's olive oil is produced in the Mediterranean and mainly in Greece,&nbsp;Peloponnese which produces 65% of Greek olive oil, Italian regions of Sicily, Calabria and&nbsp;Puglia and Andalusia in Spain, the biggest olive growing area on the planet. The main&nbsp;common challenge for all participating countries in the project is that the average price of&nbsp;olive oil is low in comparison to the production cost and moreover there is a strong&nbsp;competition with the non-Mediterranean seed oil sector. The producers in the&nbsp;Mediterranean are pressed either to reduce the cost of production or to increase the value&nbsp;or the demand for olive oil in the international market in order to maintain the viability and&nbsp;sustainability of the olive tree cultivation and the olive oil production. The main objective of&nbsp;ARISTOIL is the reinforcement of Mediterranean olive oil sector competitiveness through&nbsp;development and application of innovative production and quality control methodologies&nbsp;leading to olive oil with enhanced health protecting properties (as recognized by EU&nbsp;432/2012 regulation). The development of a Mediterranean Cluster for olive oil producers&nbsp;and businesses combined with specialised training, development of innovative methods for&nbsp;identifying the phenolic ingredients of the oil as well as oil producers' support by special&nbsp;product certification is the mixture which will lead to the project's objective. 14 de junio de 2017 localhostNone NIRS microsensors and ICT platforms for ensuring on-site authentication of high added value European foods: Case study Iberian pig ham localhostNone <img style="float: left;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom:10px;" src="localhost/static/photologue/photos/cache/logo_3_detail.png" alt="FOODINTEGRITY" title="FOODINTEGRITY" />The present proposal is founded on the recognition that there exists a general consciousness about the need to develop and compare methodologies for detecting emerging risks, food warnings and frauds, and to be able to do this detection with high sampling rates in real-time. At research level, the Food Integrity Project is one of the examples of this interest, and in particular the FI04 - Topic 4 of the FoodIntegrity Competitive Call entitled "Rapid, on-site, cost-effective methods for feed/food fraud detection". However, to respond to these requirements is not an easy task; this demands that the methodologies developed can be applied and used in a huge variety of agrifood products, enabling the assessment of multiple quality parameters and analytical indicators of authenticity and potential frauds, both known and unknown. Unfortunately, the number of agrifood products that are susceptible to food fraud is very high and the types of fraud involved are very complex, as is being revealed in different European and international R&amp;D projects, as well as being notified to consumers through social media and networks. 25 de noviembre de 2016 localhostNone European Training Network for Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors localhostNone <img style="float: left;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom:10px;" src="localhost/static/photologue/photos/cache/cropped-COSMIC-Logo-v7.0-with-rounded-M_detail.png" alt="COSMIC" title="COSMIC" />The European chemical industry faces some very serious challenges if it is to retain its competitive position in the global economy. The new industries setting up in Asia and the Near East are based on novel process-intensification concepts, leaving Europe desperately searching for a competitive edge. The transition from batch to continuous micro and milliflow processing is essential to ensure a future for the European fine-chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries. However, despite the huge interest shown by both academia and industrial R&amp;D, many challenges remain, such as the problems of reaction activation, channel clogging due to solids formation and the scaling up of these technologies to match the required throughput. COSMIC, the European Training Network for Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors, takes on these challenges by developing material- and energy-efficient continuous chemical processes for the synthesis of organic molecules and nanoparticles. The intersectoral and interdisciplinary COSMIC training network consists of leading universities and industry participants and trains 15 ESRs in the areas of flow technology, millifluidics and external energy fields (ultrasound and microwaves). These energy fields can be applied in structured, continuous milli-reactors for producing high-value-added chemicals with excellent yield efficiencies - in terms of throughput, waste minimization and product quality - that simply cannot be achieved with traditional batch-type chemical reactors. The chemical processes that are at the heart of COSMIC's game-changing research are catalytic reactions and solids-forming reactions. COSMIC's success, which is based on integrating chemistry, physics and process technology, will re establish European leadership in this crucial field and provide it with highly trained young experts ready for dynamic careers in the European chemical industry. 21 de septiembre de 2016 localhostNone Assessment of forest – carbon sinks and promotion of compensation systems as tools for climate change mitigation localhostNone <img style="float: left;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom:10px;" src="localhost/static/photologue/photos/cache/fLxsU0FE_detail.jpg" alt="LIFE FOREST C02" title="LIFE FOREST C02" />Despite increasing awareness in the land use, land use change and forestry sectors (LULUCF) concerning climate change action, reflected in Decision 529/2013/EU, the emissions and carbon sink effect generated by sustainable forest management (SFM) strategies are not included in the EU's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction objectives (40% by 2030). As it is not yet considered as a key tool, the climate change mitigation potential offered by SFM strategies is reduced. One of the main limitations preventing a value being put on forestry systems has been gaps in the mathematical models used for assessing the carbon sink effects of Mediterranean conifer forests. For this reason, the development of precise prediction tools, and their application through SFM practices for the conservation of natural carbon sinks, is one of the main goals in the context of mitigation planning. This will improve the knowledge base, and the accounting and notification system, for the carbon sink potential of the LULUCF sectors. 21 de septiembre de 2016 localhostNone Overweight-induced Hypogonadism as major factor for the generation and/or perpetuation of Metabolic Co-morbidities of Obesity: Contribution of Epigenetic Regulatory Mechanisms localhostNone Obesity is a global health problem whose prevalence is increasing substantially due to lifestyle changes. This complex medical condition is frequently linked to serious metabolic complications and deregulation of hormonal axes, which lead to perturbed homeostasis in conditions of overweight. Different studies have suggested that obesity is often associated to hypogonadism, a reproductive disorder that might also promote metabolic alterations, thus setting a vicious circle in the generation/perpetuation of obesity co-morbidities. While the targets and molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are still unknown, emerging evidence from experimental models of metabolic stress linked to hypogonadism strongly suggests the potential role of perturbations of hypothalamic Kiss1/NKB neurons. Likewise, the recently identified involvement of epigenetics in the control of Kiss1 expression at puberty, a crucial stage in sexual development that is metabolically gated, suggests also the contribution of these regulatory mechanisms to this phenomenon. In this context, this project aims to elucidate the pathophysiological relevance of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in obesity-induced hypogonadism and their influence in the generation/ maintenance of the metabolic complications of overweight. To this end, we will characterize the time-course of alterations of key hormonal and epigenetic factors in preclinical models of obesity and will evaluate the contribution of epigenetic modifications in deregulation of hypothalamic Kiss1/NKB neurons in conditions of overweight. In addition, we will analyse the potential role of gonadal steroids in this phenomenon. This project will help to identify the molecular targets and epigenetic mechanisms responsible for the metabolic perturbations linked to obesity-induced hypogonadism, and will aid to define better tools for the treatment of these complications. 20 de septiembre de 2016 localhostNone ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION MEASURES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE EBRO DELTA localhostNone Normal 0 21 false false false ES X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} The project LIFE EBRO-ADMICLIM (ENV/ES/001182) puts forwards pilot actions for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in the Ebro Delta (Catalonia, Spain), an area vulnerable to sea level rise and subsidence. We propose an integrated approach for managing water, sediment and habitats (rice fields and wetlands), with the multiple aim of optimizing ground elevation (through inputs of inorganic sediment and organic matter), reducing coastal erosion, increasing the accumulation (sequestration) of carbon in the soil, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), and improving water quality. This type of approach has not been applied so far in the European Union, and it is clearly innovative internationally. The main pilot adaptation actions focus on sediment inputs from the Ebro River into its Delta. The aim is to demonstrate the feasibility of permanently restoring the sediment flow, both from a water treatment plant on the Ebro (Consorci d&rsquo;Aig&uuml;es de Tarragona, CAT) and from the reservoirs along the lowest stretches of the Ebro. Essential for this is a good assessment of the transport capacity of the river and the channels. Mitigation pilot actions are also proposed for the rice fields and wetlands, to optimize carbon and nutrient sequestration and GHG emissions, and increase the ground elevation. The final conclusions drawn from these pilot actions will allow the elaboration of a Climate Action Plan for the Ebro Delta with specific and effective measures for the mitigation and adaptation of the area to the climate change. 17 de junio de 2016 localhostNone VALORACIÓN SOCIOECONÓMICA SOSTENIBLE DE LA BIODIVERSIDAD TRANSFRONTERIZA ANDALUCIA -MARRUECOS localhostNone <img style="float: left;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom:10px;" src="localhost/static/photologue/photos/cache/BIOECONOMY_detail.JPG" alt="BioEconomy" title="BioEconomy" /> Normal 0 21 false false false ES X-NONE X-NONE Acci&oacute;n 2.1. Puesta en valor de las oportunidades y beneficios de la biodiversidad transfronteriza. Acci&oacute;n 2.3. Manuales sectoriales de buenas pr&aacute;cticas ambientales. Acci&oacute;n 3.1. Proyecto piloto de dinamizaci&oacute;n socioecon&oacute;mica en el SIBE JBEL MOUSSA. Acci&oacute;n 4.2. Sesiones de transferencias de experiencias, resultados y productos. Acci&oacute;n 5.1. Puesta en marcha del proyecto (manual de gesti&oacute;n). Acci&oacute;n 5.3. Cierre y evaluaci&oacute;n. Acci&oacute;n 6.2. Implementaci&oacute;n, publicidad y divulgaci&oacute;n (material publicitario, material de divulgaci&oacute;n de resultados e inserciones publicitarias en prensa generalista y especializada). A.2.1.- PUESTA EN VALOR DE LAS OPORTUNIDADES Y BENEFICIOS DE LA BIODIVERSIDAD TRANSFRONTERIZA. Estrategia y Plan de dinamizaci&oacute;n socioecon&oacute;mica de recursos naturales en Marruecos, en base de los resultados del proyecto piloto (acci&oacute;n 3.1), mediante el desarrollo de unidades de orientaci&oacute;n, capacitaci&oacute;n y tutelaje para el desarrollo y puesta en funcionamiento de microempresas y cooperativas sectoriales. En base a los resultados de la experiencia piloto de dinamizaci&oacute;n socioecon&oacute;mica en JBEL MOUSSA, se definir&aacute; una estrategia gracias al an&aacute;lisis de las lecciones aprendidas, a la realizaci&oacute;n de entrevistas dirigidas a expertos y a la organizaci&oacute;n de talleres de trabajo con profesionales. Esta estrategia ser&aacute; la base para la definici&oacute;n del plan de dinamizaci&oacute;n socioecon&oacute;mica de todo el &aacute;mbito de intervenci&oacute;n marroqu&iacute;. &Eacute;ste se llevar&aacute; a cabo mediante un&nbsp; diagn&oacute;stico general, con talleres para ajuste y validaci&oacute;n, y a un programa de difusi&oacute;n del mismo. El resultado es un documento operativo que supondr&aacute; la &ldquo;hoja de ruta&rdquo; que ha de dirigir el proceso de desarrollo socioecon&oacute;mico sostenible en Marruecos basado en la valoraci&oacute;n de la biodiversidad com&uacute;n con Andaluc&iacute;a. &nbsp;&nbsp; Impulso del turismo sostenible: mediante la tematizaci&oacute;n de alojamientos tur&iacute;sticos al turismo ornitol&oacute;gico, fomentando la ampliaci&oacute;n de la temporada y el empleo estable. En este sentido se definir&aacute; el dise&ntilde;o y las caracter&iacute;sticas de un club del producto y se expondr&aacute;n, entre empresarios tur&iacute;sticos, las buenas pr&aacute;cticas en tematizaci&oacute;n y gesti&oacute;n de clubes de productos tur&iacute;sticos que se est&aacute;n llevando a cabo en distintos puntos de Espa&ntilde;a y Andaluc&iacute;a. Asimismo, se establecer&aacute;n diferentes dise&ntilde;os de tematizaci&oacute;n ornitol&oacute;gica adaptando el contenido en funci&oacute;n del tipo de servicio de los alojamientos, fomentando la complementariedad con otros productos/servicios y las sinergias que nos ofrece la tem&aacute;tica ornitol&oacute;gica en relaci&oacute;n con un producto determinado (vinos, gastronom&iacute;a, artesan&iacute;a,...) o con un local de restauraci&oacute;n. Asimismo se establecer&aacute;n reuniones de trabajo sobre la importancia que tiene el story telling, es decir, las historias y los relatos para vender un producto. Manuales sectoriales de buenas pr&aacute;cticas ambientales: ser&aacute;n tem&aacute;ticos y con un contenido muy visual y did&aacute;ctico, recogiendo la forma de realizar un aprovechamiento de los recursos de cada sector, de manera sostenible y en equilibrio con los h&aacute;bitats y las especies. Se realizar&aacute;n en franc&eacute;s y en &aacute;rabe. A.3.- PROYECTOS PILOTOS MARRUECOS-ANDALUC&Iacute;A. Proyecto piloto de dinamizaci&oacute;n socioecon&oacute;mica en el SIBE JBEL MOUSSA: tiene como finalidad obtener un modelo de referencia real para dise&ntilde;ar la Estrategia y el Plan de Dinamizaci&oacute;n socioecon&oacute;mica de la parte marroqu&iacute; del &aacute;mbito de intervenci&oacute;n ya que las actuaciones a desarrollar aqu&iacute;, ofrecer&aacute;n la base suficiente para la elaboraci&oacute;n de &eacute;stas. Entre ellas cabe destacar: el diagn&oacute;stico del aprovechamiento actual de los recursos naturales en JBEL MOUSSA y el diagn&oacute;stico espec&iacute;fico del turismo de naturaleza, cultural y etnogr&aacute;fico. Asimismo, se llevar&aacute; a cabo un an&aacute;lisis de la sostenibilidad de usos actuales y su incidencia en la biodiversidad para, finalmente, dise&ntilde;ar el plan de acci&oacute;n de turismo de naturaleza, cultural y etnogr&aacute;fico en este SIBE. Asimismo, est&aacute; prevista la creaci&oacute;n de elementos organizativos y de gesti&oacute;n que ayuden a las acciones de apoyo, acompa&ntilde;amiento, capacitaci&oacute;n y tutelaje para la creaci&oacute;n de microempresas y cooperativas en base al plan de acci&oacute;n definido. Aplicaci&oacute;n de las estrategias empresariales surgidas de la Actividad 1 a trav&eacute;s de proyectos pilotos: mediante sesiones de asesoramiento y dinamizaci&oacute;n en los parques naturales protegidos que culminar&aacute; con la creaci&oacute;n y consolidaci&oacute;n de empresas basadas en los modelos de innovaci&oacute;n empresarial previos. Asimismo se llevar&aacute; a cabo, con especial inter&eacute;s, la transferencia continua de conocimientos a los socios marroqu&iacute;es (articulada mediante la actividad). A.4.- COORDINACI&Oacute;N DEL PROCESO DE TRANSFERENCIA CONTINUA DE EXPERIENCIAS Y CONOCIMIENTOS. Evaluaci&oacute;n de las transferencias realizadas: cada socio realizar&aacute; una evaluaci&oacute;n de las transferencias/contratransferencias llevadas a cabo y el beneficiario principal realizar&aacute; un informe final de evaluaci&oacute;n y un informe sobre propuestas necesarias de cooperaci&oacute;n Andaluc&iacute;a-Marruecos para ejecutar en un futuro cercano. A.5.- GESTI&Oacute;N Y COORDINACI&Oacute;N DEL PROYECTO. La puesta en marcha del proyecto se materializar&aacute; en la Reuni&oacute;n de Lanzamiento, donde se constituye el Comit&eacute; de Pilotaje y el Comit&eacute; de Seguimiento y se establece la estructura de la Secretar&iacute;a T&eacute;cnica. Elaboraci&oacute;n de: Gu&iacute;a de Gesti&oacute;n T&eacute;cnica y Financiera para garantizar la adecuaci&oacute;n de las acciones a la normativa FEDER, la calidad de las acciones y como material de apoyo a los socios. Fichas de seguimiento y Formulario de Cronograma e Hitos, con el fin de realizar un seguimiento continuo del proyecto. Cuestionarios de Evaluaci&oacute;n dirigidos a beneficiarios de las acciones y personal t&eacute;cnico del proyecto. Desarrollo intranet del proyecto como herramienta de coordinaci&oacute;n entre los t&eacute;cnicos del proyecto y de apoyo a &eacute;stos. Cumplimiento t&eacute;cnico, econ&oacute;mico y temporal de las acciones propuestas, con el fin de alcanzar los objetivos previstos; adecuaci&oacute;n de los gastos a las tipolog&iacute;as existentes en el Programa POCTEFEX y su correcta justificaci&oacute;n acorde a la normativa FEDER; conseguir una adecuada transferencia de informaci&oacute;n entre los diferentes actores del proyecto, facilitando la tarea de los t&eacute;cnicos y del BP en su calidad de entidad Responsable; mantener informados a los socios de la marcha del proyecto y al STC cuando lo solicite, anticiparse a los problemas que puedan surgir y proponer adecuadas soluciones ante &eacute;stos. A.6.- COMUNICACI&Oacute;N. 1) Dar a conocer la importancia de los resultados obtenidos en el proyecto BioEconomy, bajo los fondos comunitarios del programa POCTEFEX, dentro de la pol&iacute;tica de cooperaci&oacute;n territorial europea. 2) Ofrecer un mensaje claro y conciso a los beneficiarios del proyecto (gestores, t&eacute;cnicos y poblaci&oacute;n general): la importancia de valorizar la biodiversidad transfronteriza como elemento esencial a tener en cuenta en el desarrollo&nbsp; econ&oacute;mico sostenible en ambas orillas, ya que genera numerosas oportunidades y beneficios. 3) Cumplir con el conjunto de exigencias, reglas y procedimientos en materia de informaci&oacute;n y publicidad, determinado por la legislaci&oacute;n comunitaria, as&iacute; como por las disposiciones espec&iacute;ficas de la Autoridad de Gesti&oacute;n de POCTEFEX. 1 de junio de 2016 localhostNone Compatibility of Agricultural Management Practices and Types of Farming in the EU to enhance Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Health localhostNone <img style="float: left;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom:10px;" src="localhost/static/photologue/photos/cache/catch logo_detail.JPG" alt="Catch-C" title="Catch-C" />The Catch-C project assesses the farm-compatibility of &lsquo;Best Management Practices' (BMPs) that aim to promote productivity, climate change mitigation, and soil quality. Information collected on current management will be spatially organised with the help of a typology of the main farm types and agro-ecological zones across Europe. Biophysical impacts of management practices will be assessed from a large set of current field experiments by the partners. BMPs will be formulated, along with their trade-offs and synergies between productivity, climate change mitigation, and soil quality. The project will identify barriers against adoption and formulate ways to remove these. In interaction with policy makers, Catch-C will develop guidelines for policies that will support the adoption of BMPs and that are consistent with regional, agro-ecological and farming contexts. 1 de junio de 2016 localhostNone Knowledge Platform for Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Flood Prevention Measures localhostNone <img style="float: left;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom:10px;" src="localhost/static/photologue/photos/cache/FLOOD-CBA LOGO_detail.jpg" alt="Logo Flood-CBA" title="Logo Flood-CBA" /> The Project aims at establishing a sustainable Knowledge Platform for the use of stakeholders dealing with the cost-benefit analysis of flood prevention measures in the context of different socio-economic environments within the EU.Furthermore, the project intends to facilitate the collection, assessment and the exchange of information; to provide an overview on current models and best practices; to consolidate the methodology and data sources; to strengthen the performance of the existing prevention mechanism and to promote the transnational cooperation of competent bodies all over Europe. 31 de mayo de 2016 localhostNone