“VISCA”: Climate Resilience in the Wine Sector

Meteosim will lead the consortium of this R&D project that has been recently granted by the EU

Climate change is threatening wine-grapes (i.e. decrease of the grape quality and quantity, changes in alcohol, acid, sugar, etc.), directly affecting the European wine industry.

VISCA (“Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application”) is a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrates climate, agricultural and end-users´ specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change.

VISCA will be validated by real demonstration with end-users on three demo sites belonging to three wine stakeholders from Spain, Italy and Portugal, which are included as partners in the consortium (Codorniu, Mastroberardino and Symington).

The service supplied by VISCA will grant companies with a strategical business support to allow for the survival of their activity in the medium and long term. In parallel, VISCA will disseminate and communicate the project objectives and outcomes as globally as possible, focusing on an international market-uptake of the final product.