Climate change is threatening different varieties of agriculture species; the wine-grapes are especially sensitive to subtle differences in micro-climate impacts causing changes in the crops (i.e. decrease of the grape quality and quantity, changes in alcohol, acid, sugar, etc.), which directly affects the European wine industry.
VISCA ‘Vineyards´ Integrated Smart Climate Application’ is an R&I project co-funded under the Horizon 2020 programme for a period of 3 years starting from May 2017. VISCA consortium is led by Meteosim and is composed of 11 members from different fields including end-users (Codorniu, Mastroberardino and Symington).
VISCA provides a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrate climate, agricultural models with farmers’ management specifications in order to design short practices, medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. The project is currently validated by real demonstrations with end-users on three demo sites in Spain, Italy and Portugal.