Ecosystems, incl. land, inland waters, marine
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By adapting the Andean lupin to grow as a biomass crop in Europe's poorest soils, the goal of the EU-and industry-funded LIBBIO project is to supply a range of products to the food, animal feed and cosmetics industries.
Published: 8 July 2020
Understanding the roles land management and its uses play in the overall climate system is critical to mitigating the potential effects of climate change. EU-funded research is helping to enhance our knowledge of these interactions.
Published: 16 June 2020
Global overconsumption is not sustainable and it is becoming increasingly evident that serious changes must be made. EU-funded research is helping to support the transition to a circular economy by identifying successful business models and how to implement them.
Published: 8 June 2020
As the global population continues to grow and the availability of arable land reaches capacity, it is important to find new ways of improving food crop productivity. EU-funded researchers are investigating the potential of novel photorespiration pathways to help meet this challenge.
Published: 18 May 2020
The maintenance of pipelines is constrained by their inaccessibility. An EU-funded project developed swarms of small autonomous remote-sensing agents that learn through experience to explore and map such networks. The technology could be adapted to a wide range of hard-to-access artificial and natural environments.
Published: 15 May 2020
Illegal fishing destroys marine habitats and threatens species living at sea. An EU-funded project is helping authorities to crack down on these operations by developing the world's first seabird ocean-surveillance system.
Published: 6 May 2020
An EU-funded project promoted the exchange, display and transfer of innovative fertigation technologies which combine fertilisation with irrigation. This approach will help farmers to use limited water resources more sustainably while reducing harmful nutrient losses to the environment.
Published: 1 April 2020
How do you feel after a day at the beach? Energised, centred, relaxed? You are not the only one - it seems that any body of water can potentially boost people's well-being. EU-funded researchers are studying the health benefits of blue infrastructure to help planners make informed decisions.
Published: 5 March 2020
A team of EU-funded researchers from 10 countries has developed new recommendations, models and tools for the sustainable growth of European aquaculture. The project's results will be used to inform decisions about future regulations and licensing.
Published: 14 February 2020
An EU-funded project is developing in-water and satellite-based digital monitoring systems that can detect threats to Europe's drinking water supplies, improve water management and guard against dangerous water quality.
Published: 15 October 2019