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Clim4Vitis Open day conference, International workshop and short course

The last Clim4Vitis Days series of events was held at UTAD, Vila Real (Portugal), from the 22nd to the 25th November 2021. It included a final Open Day event, an International Thematic Workshop, a farm visit and a Short Course.

During the Open Day event (22nd November 2021) several talks were led by Portuguese (Joao Santos, Antonio Graça and Rui Munhá) and international speakers (Cornelius Van Leeuwen from France and Hans Schultz from Germany) on the Clim4Vitis project outcomes, the new research developments in viticulture adaptation to climate change and new funding opportunities for future collaborations, which led to an interesting debate that was opened to the audience at the end of the session. The open day event was recorded and distributed by the UTAD TV channel and simultaneous translation was provided.

The International Workshop, held day 23th November 2021, was focused on the relevant scientific outcomes from the research conducted by the LIST, PIK, UniFi and UTAD partners within the framework of Clim4Vitis. The results presented by the partners were related to the modelling of climate change impact on viticulture, with a particular focus on phenology and water stress effects on the grapevine. The workshop was followed by an open debate with the active participation of the audience.

A visit was organized to one of the most important SOGRAPE’s estates in the Douro Wine Region (Quinta do Seixo). The partners attending the visit had the opportunity to enjoy the large experience of Antonio Graça at describing the long history and the winemaking process at one of the most renowned cellars of Port wine production.

Finally, a short course was organized on the 25th November 2021 at UTAD regarding the results derived from the White Paper report on climate change adaptation for European viticulture. Following the short overview of the reached results, the course included a world-cafè discussion and an open debate. The guidelines were finally summarized with the purpose to provide useful information to stakeholders, students and researchers attending the event.

 

Clim4Vitis: outcomes and conclusions

Figure 2 – Final brochure from White Paper and Clim4Vitis project

During its 42-month duration, the Clim4Vitis project addressed all of its main objectives, namely the organization of capacity building activities of the UTAD team, knowledge transfer to stakeholders, enhancing cooperation among scientific partners and industry, and the organization of dissemination and outreach activities.

The Clim4Vitis consortium, composed of different European partners, such as the UTAD (coordinator), PIK, UniFi, LIST and SPI, actively collaborated to achieve the main objectives of the project and for establishing a solid network for future cooperation in the viticulture and climate change topic. The advisory board was composed of Benjamin Bois (University of Bourgogne, France), Inaki Garcia De Cortazar-Atauri (INRAE, France) and Hans Schultz (University of Geisenheim, Germany), who strongly supported the project.

Some of the main scientific outcomes derived from the Clim4Vitis project were focused on the creation of climatic and grapevine datasets, the production of future climate projections and the consolidation of the Clim4Vitis model family. The compilation of these datasets was preparatory to the use of phenological and crop models for evaluating climate change impacts on grapevines and to the production of scientific publications.

Besides the scientific aspects, the Clim4Vitis twinning project was mostly concentrated on the capacity building actions, including thematic workshops, international seminars, short courses, staff exchange and internal project meetings. All these events, performed in each one of the country member states, jointly to other dissemination channels, such as the project website, press releases, media interviews and newsletters, fostered the communication and dissemination of the project results. Furthermore, target meetings for stakeholders were organized in Luxembourg, Portugal and Italy to encourage knowledge transfer from researchers to winegrowers, also enlarging the contacts with the wine industry.

Finally, the White Paper on climate change adaptation of European viticulture provided a general overview of viticulture conditions and climate change impacts in Europe, the development and future challenges of climate and crop models, as well as a dedicated section related to adaptation strategies and guidelines for winegrowers (brochure for general public shown in Fig. 2). A creative short video was also produced to be used in courses and scientific dissemination events.

The Clim4Vitis consortium strongly contributed to enhancing the S&T&I performance of UTAD, laying foundations for long-term collaboration among partners in order to improve knowledge on viticulture and climate change topics.

Clim4Vitis in the journals and in the news

The consortium has disseminated the project not only in scientific events but also in some major newspapers and radio channels, with the potential to reach a much larger audience in the partner countries.

Clim4Vitis relevantscientific publications (from January 2021)

  1. Yang, C., Menz, C., Fraga, H., Reis, S., Machado, N., Malheiro, A. C., & Santos, J. A. (2021). Simultaneous Calibration of Grapevine Phenology and Yield with a Soil–Plant–Atmosphere System Model Using the Frequentist Method. Agronomy, 11(8), 1659.
  2. Santos, J. A., Yang, C., Fraga, H., Malheiro, A. C., Moutinho-Pereira, J., Dinis, L. T., Correia, C., Moriondo, M., Bindi, M., Leolini, L., Dibari, C., Costafreda-Aumedes, S., Bartoloni, N., Kartschall, T., Menz, C., Molitor, D., Junk, J., Beyer, M. Schultz, H. R. (2021). Short-term adaptation of European viticulture to climate change: an overview from the H2020 Clim4Vitis action: Original language of the article: English. IVES Technical Reviews, vine and wine.
  3. Santos, J. A., Yang, C., Fraga, H., Malheiro, A. C., Moutinho-Pereira, J., Dinis, L. T., Correia, C., Moriondo, M., Bindi, M., Leolini, L., Dibari, C., Costafreda-Aumedes, S., Bartoloni, N., Kartschall, T., Menz, C., Molitor, D., Junk, J., Beyer, M. Schultz, H. R. (2021). Long-term adaptation of European viticulture to climate change: an overview from the H2020 Clim4Vitis action: Original language of the article: English. IVES Technical Reviews, vine and wine.
  4. Bernardo, S., Rodrigo, M. J., Vives-Peris, V., Gómez-Cadenas, A., Zacarías, L., Machado, N., ... & Dinis, L. T. (2022). Fine-tuning of grapevine xanthophyll-cycle and energy dissipation under Mediterranean conditions by kaolin particle-film. Scientia Horticulturae, 291, 110584.
  5. Rodrigues, P., Pedroso, V., Henriques, C., Matos, A., Reis, S., & Santos, J. A. (2021). Modelling the phenological development of cv. Touriga Nacional and Encruzado in the Dão Wine Region, Portugal. OENOOne, 55(3), 337-352.
  6. Rodrigues, P., Pedroso, V., Gonçalves, F., Reis, S., & Santos, J. A. (2021). Temperature-Based Grapevine Ripeness Modeling for cv. Touriga Nacional and Encruzado in the Dão Wine Region, Portugal. Agronomy, 11(9), 1777.
  7. Yang, C., Menz, C., Fraga, H., Costafreda-Aumedes, S., Leolini, L., Ramos, M. C., ... & Santos, J. A. (2022). Assessing the grapevine crop water stress indicator over the flowering-veraison phase and the potential yield lose rate in important European wine regions. Agricultural Water Management, 261, 107349.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 810176. This document reflects only the author’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


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