GERICS are helping to assess the impact of climate change in Germany in order to develop national and regional level climate adaptation and mitigation
The Arctic is warming more rapidly than any other region on the planet. The northern Barents Region is a Norwegian Arctic hotspot that has changed 2-4 times faster than other parts of the Arctic during the last three decades.
Ancient settlements and urban sites offer the keys to more direct understanding of cultures, but they are very challenging in exploration. The ERC Across-Borders project accepts this challenge and focuses on settlement patterns in Egypt and Sudan in the 2nd Millennium BC.
Predicting the future with climate mathematics Carrying out experiments on the entire climate system is unfeasible. This is because of the simple fact that we have only one Earth and it is in use.
We have developed a globally unique purification method whereby we purify and concentrate used glycol so that it can be reused. In this manner, we will save the Earth’s resources, since glycol is extracted from crude oil and is a non-renewable resource.
Agriculture’s role in environmental issues are both large and complex, often contributing to both problems and solutions to the global environment. For example, agricultural practices have the potential to increase soil C storage which can positively influence soil quality and help mitigate the rise in atmospheric CO2.
How to move away from linear production and consumption to a circular economy – to an economic model where there is virtually no waste but more secondary raw materials that can be re-injected in a European Circular Economy.
Today, Biobank Graz is the largest academic biobank in Europe providing logistics and infrastructure and offering optimal support for research teams in collecting, processing, storing and providing human biological samples and associated data.
Being the global hotspot for agricultural world trade, the Metropoolregio Rotterdam – Den Haag (MRDH) holds extremely high stakes in food logistics, safety and quality. At the same time it is a place where local, regional and global agro-food processes have a great potential for generating synergy.
Forests are important as reservoirs of biodiversity, and as wildlife habitats. In addition, they represent substantial economic value, and provide societal health and recreational benefits. They also, mitigate climate change by storing carbon dioxide.
As the proportion of the world’s population living in urban environments increases and those in rural ones decrease, the design of places to help us keep nature in sight becomes more vital.
Studies related to animal nutrition encompasses the metabolism and utilisation of nutrients and biologically active substances from feeds, the improvement of the health-promoting qualities of poultry, pork, and lamb meat, as well as the symbiotic microorganisms colonising various sections of the digestive tract.
Climate change is one of the world’s toughest challenges. Despite evidence from both sides to debate the magnitude of the problem, the evidence overwhelmingly supports that climate change is real and accelerating. In order to tackle the problem, experts believe that change is needed – within society.
Those within the housing industry will be familiar with the near bankruptcy of the Cosmopolitan Housing Group back in 2012. In light of the report, it was recommended that ‘boards should have the right people with the skills and experience to govern well, that the risk the organisation faces...
Eighty percent of political decisions are related to special data, which is information of any kind related to geographical coordinates. In most cases, spatial data is understood as 2D data describing the surface.
Helsinki shipyard is the centre of excellence in designing and building complex arctic vessels. Icebreakers have been built in Helsinki for over 100 years, and Helsinki Shipyard has delivered about 60% of the icebreakers in operation around the world.
International trade in fish and fish products has grown rapidly over the past few decades, and far exceeds the trade of any other food commodity. The importance of fisheries and increasing global trade means that for the EU to implement its Blue Growth policy, it must look beyond its...
The Nanobiotechnology for Diagnostics (Nb4D) Group belongs to the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC), one of the institutes of the State Agency CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), and to the Biomedical Research Centre Network of Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBERBBN). The group is led by Prof. M.-Pilar...
Founded in 1998, Skaginn are already a fishing industry leader in Iceland when it comes to efficient pelagic processing, freezing and chilling solutions. Skaginn’s growing reputation for its adaptability to tailor make solutions to individual assignments if needed, is fast establishing the company as a key player in a...
Extreme weather events may cause severe damage to our society. Examples are hurricane Sandy in 2012 (the second costliest hurricane in United States history), European windstorms Lothar and Martin in 1999, and more recently, the exceptional sequence of floods in southern England in the winter of 2014. Insurance companies...