On October 22nd, 2019 the 1st meeting of the MAIL project took place in Soria, at the premises of Cesefor Foundation.
During the first day, representatives from all consortium partners discussed the progress achieved during the first year of the project. The most important topics were related to marginal lands, inter alia their definition, detection methodology development, sustainable development and potentialities of emerging stock exchange markets for carbon transactions.
During the second day of the meeting, discussions were focused on forming the work plan for the year 2020, including secondments, research activities, pilot case studies, dissemination, and awareness. In the afternoon the Cesefor Foundation has organized a field trip to show examples of marginal lands in Soria and ongoing restoration projects.
During these two days, 11 people from 6 entities (AUTH, HOMEOTECH, Cesefor, IABG, UPV, CBK PAN) participated in meetings and presentations.
On January 16th, 2019 the kick-off meeting of MAIL project (Identifying Marginal Lands in Europe and strengthening their contribution potentialities in a CO2 sequestration strategy) took place in Brussels.
Its main objective is to detect marginal lands, to classify them and to evaluate their potential use as carbon sinks into the European Union. Indicatively, marginal lands might be abandoned lands, unproductive lands, degraded lands, barren lands, contaminated lands, etc.
The project focuses at mountainous and semi-mountainous Marginal Lands in order to avoid conflict with the agro food sector.
The project team is consisted by:
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Coordinator
- HOMEOTECH CO
- POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA (UPV)
- IABG MBH
- SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE OF POLISH ACADEMY OF
SCIENCES (CBK PAN)
- Cesefor Foundation
The project is founded by EU Research and Innovation programme “Horizon 2020”. Particularly by Marie Skłodowska-Curie/ RISE action (International and inter-sectoral cooperation through the Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges) where its implementation is based on specialized personnel secondments.
The project is fully founded with total budget of 800,400.00 €. Officially started in 01/01/2019 with 36 months duration.