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Background The link between the provision of key ecosystem services (e.g. soil retention, temperature regulation, pollination) and socio-ecosystems (e.g. mountain Mediterranean scrub, coastal dune forests) in three Mediterranean Natural Protected Areas (NPAs) is well established on the basis of long-term management experience and scientific knowledge. Hab ...
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Background Certain coastal habitats such as marshes and seagrass meadows, including Neptune grass (Posidonia oceanica) meadows, are significant carbon sinks, both in terms of the intensity of gas sequestration and carbon deposits that are stored for thousands of years. Despite the importance of this, and other ecosystem services, these habitats are disapp ...
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Background The key European Union air quality directives include the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC), which merged the Air Quality Framework Directive (AQFD) and daughter directives, the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (2008/1/EC) and the National Emission Ceilings Directive (2001/81/EC). Among other things, these directives aim t ...
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Background Climate change mitigation is a crucial objective of the Kyoto Convention, and is oriented towards reducing GHG emissions. By 2013, the EU reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 11%, a progress achieved through multidisciplinary strategic planning and applying measures in numerous EU policies. However, only forests’ capacity as carbon s ...
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Background Combined Urban Drainage Networks (UDNs) collect and convey both wastewater and storm water. This mixed water is sent to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) before being released to the environment. During heavy-rain events, UDN and WWTP capacities can be easily exceeded, causing untreated water discharges, known as combined sewer overflows (CSO ...
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Background Pollution from agriculture is a major pressure on Europe’s freshwater resources. Nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorous) from fertilisers, pesticides, organic material, pathogenic micro-organisms in sediment and micropollutants are washed into waterways. This is especially the case in areas with intense rainfall and poorly drained soils. In some ...
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Background For over half a century growers/farmers have been using plastic materials in agriculture, also known as agro-films. Current existing semi-intensive and intensive farming practices require the use of large quantities of mulching film and fruit protection bags (and clips to close them) since they help prevent the growth of weeds, protect crops fr ...
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Background DWOR (Durable Water and Oil Repellents) are textile-finishing products made of long chain fluorocarbon polymers. They repel water, oil and dirt from fabrics. These chemicals are persistent and bioaccumulative. Many perfluorochemicals are already classified as dangerous to human health and the environment. For example, perfluorooctane sulfonates ...
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Background The sustainable management of Europe’s water resources are a real challenge for water system managers in the context of climate change and demographic developments. The European Environment Agency 'State of Water' report highlights worrying trends, showing an increase in, and wider prevalence of, water scarcity and stress. By 2030, this is e ...
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Background The Guadalquivir river basin is in the south of Spain, with a surface area of 57,527 km², including parts of four regions: Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Murcia. Rains in the area are often torrential and fall on lands recurrently affected by long periods of drought and high temperatures, and a marked susceptibility to erosion. ...
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Background Greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector are estimated to account for about 10% of Europe's total emissions. Energy consumption by this sector is also significant, amounting to 23.54 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2011. For the food sector, consumption was 27 million tonnes oil equivalent in 2009, or 10% of the total energy co ...
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Background Zamak is a family of alloys, with a base metal of zinc (Zn) and alloying elements of aluminium (Al), magnesium (Mg) and copper (Cu). It is used in injection-moulding in various industries (e.g. ironwork, automotive parts, die-cast toys). According to data from the European Foundry Association, 3.5 million tonnes of zamak was smelted in Europe ...
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Le captage d'eau - historiquement canalisé à partir des eaux souterraines - a été progressivement transféré vers les eaux de surface pour remédier à des problèmes de quantité et/ou de qualité de l'eau. Or, l'eau des rivières est soumise aux effets directs des polluants d'origine ponctuelle et diffuse (agriculture, industrie), ce qui contraint les autorités responsables à engager des dépenses élevé ...
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OBJETIVOS: Fortalecimiento de la Red de Investigación Transfronteriza de Extremadura, Centro y Alentejo, que agrupa a centros de investigación, y fomento de trabajos coordinados que potencien sinergias y complementariedades en materia de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación. ACCIONES: Ampliar y consolidar la Red existente en el área de cooperación. Impulsar la comunicación entre investigadores y ...
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Start date: Feb 29, 2012, End date: Dec 30, 2013,

Promotion and enhancement of marine residues and sub-products of several companies from the marine sector, with demonstrations of real cases (collaboration with industries as proof-of-concept) of added value and high potential of applicability of those materials (marine origin biopolymers and ceramics) in biomedical applications. also with close industrial collaboration. ...
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OBJETIVOS: -Realizar un estudio multi-impacto para la puesta en valor de los recursos. - Identificar los cambios de usos y su evolución desde 1959 hasta la actualidad y sus efectos sobre el paisaje. - Determinar los principales impactos y riesgos ambientales generados por las actividades antrópicas. - Analizar las variaciones químicas de las condiciones del suelo y del agua. - Establecer los indic ...
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El proyecto TRAIN² se propone crear un espacio consolidado de investigación, innovación y educación en el ámbito de la nanociencia y nanotecnología en el territorio SUDOE. Se pretende coordinar las infraestructuras de investigación de vanguardia y los centros de investigación en estos campos emergentes para mejorar la competitividad científica y la transferencia tecnológica y permitir así identifi ...
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Este proyecto de Investigación y Desarrollo tiene por objetivo desarrollar un prototipo que permita la evaluación de los riesgos de degradación de la calidad de las aguas en períodos de crecidas en las cuencas agrícolas del SUDOE, con el objetivo de conseguir: - La protección de la calidad de los ecosistemas acuáticos. - La protección de las captaciones de agua potable en zonas agrícolas. Este pro ...
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Assessment of existing structures is an urgent issue of a great economic significance in most countries around the world as more than 50 % of all construction activities concern existing buildings, bridges and other civil engineering works. Presently the Eurocodes used in all CEN Member countries are primarily focused on the design of new structures. Additional operational rules for existing struc ...
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