Vineyards Integrated Smart Climate Application (VISCA) is a new R&D&I project co-financed under the Horizon 2020 Programme for a period of 4 years. The aim is to make the wine industries in Southern Europe resistant to climate change, minimising costs and risks through improved production management.
SKG Tecnología Colombia
Illegal mining and extractive activity in the Cundinamarca region (Colombia) contributes to the generation of air pollution episodes. The Government of this Department of Colombia wants to detect and geolocate these potential irregular activities in order to take action.
Community of Madrid
The Government of the Community of Madrid required objective, rigorous and scientifically sound studies to validate the effectiveness of air quality improvement strategies and measures before they are implemented. Given that these measures usually involve a large number of resources and significant political and social involvement, photochemical simulation models were used to reproduce the effect of these measures and assess their effectiveness on air quality before being implemented. Therefore, the Autonomous Community of Madrid had access to a quantitative assessment tool for the proposed measures or strategies with the highest performance or effectiveness in reducing air quality levels within the territory.
Bangladesh meteorological department
Bangladesh is considered one of the countries most prone to natural disasters in the world. Located in the delta of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system, it is regularly exposed to extreme weather events, such as floods or tropical cyclones associated with storms. This project provided a numerical weather prediction system, and training for the meteorologists of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Government of Nicaragua
Nicaragua is one of the countries with the highest climatic risk in Central America. The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has financed this project to prepare the future expansion, design, construction and maintenance of the highway network. The project focuses on analysing the impact of climate change on road networks and infrastructure in Nicaragua.
The United Arab Emirates National Center of Meteorology.
The United Arab Emirates National Center of Meteorology (NCM) faces the challenge of achieving excellence in its operating systems. The NCM is responsible for managing the meteorological observation network (AWS and Radar), and providing meteorological and seismological information to other public entities at the national level and also to the citizens of the UAE. Along with Meteorology and Seismology, the NCM is responsible for several Air Quality stations in the smaller Emirates that have limited resources and technical capabilities.
Leading Global Insurance Company
Meteorological phenomena are responsible for a significant proportion of home insurance claims. Being able to know weather conditions in advance allows insurance companies to notify their customers preventively, as well as to provision the necessary resources internally to manage claims.
Due to the multitude of pollutant-emitting industrial activities that take place in the Tarragona Industrial Complex, it is very difficult to identify the true sources that cause pollution episodes in the area. Similarly, activities subject to the SEVESO chemical risk regulations require tools that allow severe chemical accidents to be analysed and reported quickly and efficiently in order to minimise their potential impacts on their immediate surroundings.
The “Open Pit” mining operation has high sensitivity to atmospheric conditions, affecting both internal elements (workers, productivity and supply-chain) and external elements (environment and nearby towns). Adverse atmospheric conditions can generate significant impacts within a mining operation and generate particulate matter that could affect the normal operation of a mine. Having a predictive system for meteorological risks and dispersion of pollution linked to mine planning allows potential threats that may affect the operation to be identified in good time.
Royal Commission for Riyadh City (Saudi Arabia)
Riyadh is the capital and main business centre of Saudi Arabia. It suffers from concerning levels of pollution. Industrial emissions, along with traffic emissions and the airborne dust characteristic of desert areas, are some of the most significant sources of pollution. The capital did not have an air quality forecasting system to anticipate potential critical emissions.