Clim4Vitis is a three-year Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union Research and Innovation programme nder the Grant Agreement number 810176. Clim4Vitis finds its framework within the Twinning instrument under the all topic: WIDESPREAD-05-2017.
It is coordinated by Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) (Portugal), with the support of Potsdam Institut fuer Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) (Germany), Universita degli studi di Firenze (UNIFI) (Italy), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) (Luxembourg) and Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) (Portugal).
Clim4Vitis´s main objective is to strengthen and raise UTAD´s – and more specifically its research group CITAB´s – science and technology (S&T) capacity and performance in two main specific fields of research in viticulture & climate:
• Grapevine modelling;
• Methods and tools for assessing climate change impacts on European viticulture, in general, and on grapevine productivity, quality attributes and risk of diseases and pests in particular.
Clim4Vitis´ main objective will be achieved through the following specific objectives:
• Transfer knowledge and implement capacity building for the enhancement of S&T capacity
• Lay the foundations of Clim4Vitis´ long-term sustainability
• Increase the reputation, attractiveness and networking channels of UTAD and enhance the visibility of Clim4Vitis