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Scientists have long suspected that the acidification of our seas may harm their flora and fauna. But the likely impact in the Mediterranean was a mystery - until now. The knowledge on acidification gained by EU-funded researchers is of great concern - the team is now calling for urgent action to protect the Mediterranean Sea's precious biodiversity and its many other benefits.
Published: 17 November 2015
Intelligent, extremely tough and ultralight; these are the anticipated characteristics of the materials that will be used to build planes of the future. At Lublin University of Technology in eastern Poland, researchers are working on making those materials a reality of today.
Published: 24 March 2015
Creative industries, which are often concentrated in highly innovative regional clusters, have real potential to become catalysts for sustainable growth. By identifying possible areas of co-operation between the creative and ICT sectors, an EU-funded project has sought to encourage and develop such potential.
Published: 22 January 2014
In 2006, several years before innovation became the buzz word across the world, the EuroMed Innovation and Technology Programme (Medlbtikar) was making waves across the MEDA region. This three year, €7.24 million programme successfully offered the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) new and improved instruments to stimulate innovation. It also encouraged networking between the MPCs and the European Union.
Published: 8 May 2013
Healthy, sustainable forests are vital to Europes economic and environmental well-being, and it is regions that must play a leading role in developing new management strategies, a new EU-funded project reveals.
Published: 29 January 2013
It may have been missed by the rest of the world but the Mediterranean's southern rim is brimming with a tech-savvy citizenry: the region has witnessed a booming ICT sector in recent years with many new businesses sprouting up in areas as varied as healthcare, interactive learning and intelligent transport systems (ITS).
Published: 13 December 2012
In French Guiana, as the distance between the expanding human habitat and the surrounding ecosystem is reduced, this has the potential to expose the population to new viruses and bacteria. European scientists are exploring how to improve research infrastructure and capacity to tackle the emerging threat of infectious disease in French Guiana and boost public health in the region.
Published: 13 December 2012
Information and communication technology (ICT) is behind many of the services and products which make modern life easier and more efficient. A cluster of business and technology experts in Poland joined together to promote their region's expertise in ICT and the research and products its institutions produce.
Published: 13 November 2012
The ability of scientists to tailor the structure of materials at the nanoscale paves the way for novel multifunctional and more durable materials. These 'nanomaterials' can benefit various industrial sectors, but they need to be better understood if we are to truly take advantage of this cutting-edge science.
Published: 9 November 2012
Desertification continues to present a serious problem in many areas of Tunisia, contributing to water scarcity, lack of food production, and a steady exodus of people from rural communities to the cities. In a bid to reinvigorate arid arable land, the Biodesert project is researching the use of microbial biotechnology to solve agricultural problems in desert environments.
Published: 24 October 2012