Coordinator Beneficiary

The Mediterranean Center for Environmental Studies (CEAM) is a centre of research, development and technological innovation to improve the natural environment in the Mediterranean.

Our activity centres on offering comprehensive proposals for environmental management in the domain of the atmosphere, ecosystems, human activities and their interactions. This requires the participation of multidisciplinary teams who have accurate knowledge to describe and understand natural processes and those amended by human activities for the purpose of developing and offering sustainable management options that adapt to Mediterranean conditions.

Associated Beneficiaries

IVIA (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias) is the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research. The Institute is a public institution that has a large experience in agricultural research and technological transfer services since 1975.

IVIA collaborates with the Spanish and Regional Governments through the agricultural research programs that are regarded as national priority by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Science and the Regional Research Agency. The Institute is  located in an area where citrus, fruit trees, vegetables, rice, vines and ornamentals are traditionally cultivated. 45 ha of experimental fields and 2 ha of greenhouses are available. IVIA has a wide multi-disciplinary scope on agricultural and horticultural research, biotechnology, agricultural engineering and post-harvest technology. 

The Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region (FISABIO) is a non-profit scientific and healthcare entity, whose primary purpose is to encourage, to promote and to develop scientific and technical health and biomedical research in Valencia Region. FISABIO integrates and manages the Health Research Map of the Centre for Public Health Research, Dr. Peset University Hospital Foundation, Alicante Institute for Health and Biomedical Research (ISABIAL – FISABIO Foundation), Elche University General Hospital Foundation, the Mediterranean Ophthalmological Foundation, and the scientific activity of other 17 Health Departments, thus providing service to more than 1,500 healthcare professionals within the Valencia network.

Federació Cooperatives Agroalimentàries de la Comunitat Valenciana is the representative body of the cooperative agri-food movement of the Valencian Community. It is established as a non-profit entity, based on the free and voluntary association of cooperatives of its region, grouping a total of 265 members with more than 200,000 farmers from different sectors: fruits, vegetables, wine, rice, olive oil, dried fruits, supplies…

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialized in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. The UPC puts its scientific and technological infrastructure at the service of research groups and centers, researchers and students, professionals, companies and institutions.

The Group of Agricultural Machinery (UMA) is a research group of the Department of Agri-food Engineering and Biotechnology (DEAB) of the UPC. In the context of the agricultural machinery, the Group carries out three types of activities: teaching, research and technology transfer. The Group has a close relationship with the major companies of agricultural machinery sector. 

FOSSIL ION TECHNOLOGY (FIT): FIT is an engineering and biomedical company dedicated to the design, manufacture, and commercialization of high-performance mass spectrometry and ion mobility instrumentation systems applied to life science. FIT’s flagship product is SUPER SESI, a high-efficiency Secondary Electro-Spray Ionization system specifically designed to analyze the chemical composition of human breath in real-time and with high-resolution mass spectrometry.

Since it was founded, FIT focused on improving the detection limits for molecules with very low volatility in the gas phase. Fit’s technology provides record sensibility and speed for the detection of large molecules with very low vapor pressure. These molecules are particularly useful in biological and biomedical research. Thanks to the strategic technical improvement, FIT has been servicing scientists working on cutting edge breath analysis applications, and they were profitable just one year after starting their activity. FIT serves bioscience, food, consumer, and clinical researchers by delivering ultra-high-performance instruments that enable previously untapped applications. 

UNITO is one of the leading Italian public Universities with an international reputation for high quality teaching and research. Nowadays, UNITO has about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students.

DiSAFA-UNITO CPT Group has an accredited spray technology  laboratory where complete sprayers or sprayers’ components performances are certified for ENAMA and ENTAM. The DiSAFA-UNITO CPT Group has a recognized international experience in crop protection equipment  being part of various EU projects such as TOPPS (Train the Operators to Prevent Pollution from Point Sources), TOPPS-PROWADIS, TOPPS Water Protection, ISAFRUIT (Increasing Fruit consumption through a trans disciplinary approach leading to High quality produce from environmentally safe, sustainable methods, ISAFRUIT project) and BTSF (Better Training for Safer Food).

IFV is the official national technical institute for applied research and development in the vine and wine sector in France, focusing on improving sustainability of vine growing. Since 2012, IFV collaborates closely with the French public research institute IRSTEA within the joint research unit (EcoTechViti), for improving spray quality in viticulture in order to reduce pesticides utilization and impacts. EcoTechViti is frequently involved into discussion groups including all the stakeholders (French ministry of agriculture, sprayer manufacturers, plant protection product firms, viticulturist’s representative) in order to define public policies towards more sustainable ways of vine plants protection.

IFV also participates in the European discussion group EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization) that is working towards dose rate expression harmonization in the member states. Results from spray deposition measurements campaigns underline the interest to choose a new harmonized system of dose rate expression.

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