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October 18, 2018   •   News

The CIRCASA project, to coordinate soil organic carbon research, are seeking stakeholder views on the role of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) management for climate change mitigation and sustainable development.

If you are a farmer, landowner, public official, a non-profit organisation, private business, in academia, a member of civil society, a government authority, or dealing with soil organic carbon management in any other way, the CIRCASA project team would love to hear your opinions.

There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers. The survey takes around 30 minutes to complete. It is available in seven languages. Your answers will be treated confidentially and anonymously. The data generated will be analysed to make comparisons across stakeholder groups and countries around the globe.

The results of the stakeholder survey will inform an international research agenda on SOC management. Such an agenda will strengthen coordination in global research on SOC management in agricultural soils, leading to improved understanding and scientific basis to target ambitious practices required to preserve and enhance SOC.

Follow the link below to contribute, the survey is open until 31 October 2018.

October 17, 2018   •   News

Announcement of a Joint Call on “Novel technologies, solutions and systems to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in animal production systems”.

The Joint Call is a partnership between three European ERA-NET research initiatives on Sustainable Animal Production (SusAn), Monitoring and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture and Silviculture (ERA-GAS) and Information and Communication Technologies and Robotics for Sustainable Agriculture (ICT-AGRI).

The Joint Call is supported by research partners from 24 countries, including from outside of Europe, participating countries are:  Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Uruguay.

The overall objective of the 2018 Joint Call is to contribute to the development of novel technologies, solutions and systems to reduce the GHG intensity of animal production systems (excluding aquaculture or fur animals) in Europe and beyond. This funding initiative calls for applied research. The projects’ potential impact should be relevant for the mitigation of GHG emissions within the coming 5 – 10 years. Deadline for proposal submission: 3rd December 2018

The call announcement and link to the online submission tool can be found on the FACCE-JPI website.

October 11, 2018   •   News

The 8th Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases (NCGG) is inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions or posters/exhibits.

The symposium will be held from June 12-14, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The subject of the conference is ‘Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases, Global Challenges and Local Solutions’. The 4 themes of the symposium are:

  • Global Challenges and Local Solutions;
  • Sources, Sinks and Inventories;
  • Atmospheric Processes; and
  • Policy Implementation.

The deadline for Papers is December 1st, 2018. Please send your abstracts of 200-250 words in English to [email protected]

 

Download the Call for Papers here. 

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