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LIFE CONOPS : Development & demonstration of management plans against -the climate change enhanced- invasive mosquitoes in S. Europe

Description:

LIFE CONOPS (Development & demonstration of management plans against - the climate change enhanced - invasive mosquitoes in S. Europe (ISM)) aims at the development of integrated management plans for the effective and environmental friendly control of the invasive mosquito species spread and establishment across Europe.

Specific objectives include:

  • The identification and characterisation of the current status of the IMS problem in terms of its entomological, environmental and socio-economic dimensions;
  • Assessment of the environmental parameters that affect the establishment of IMS in European territories; 
  • The identification, listing and geo-reference of areas (in Greece and Italy) identified to be at high/medium/low risk of introduction and establishment of IMS;
  • The development, optimisation and implementation of a novel monitoring device (prototype) at selected high-risk areas in Greece and Italy;
  • The development and implementation of management plans that aim to confront the IMS threat at selected high-risk areas in Greece and Italy. These plans will take into account the current and future (projected) risk of climate change and its impacts and will aim to identify areas of high risk for IMS establishment in the future. The plans will also aim to incorporate the use of previously developed biodegradable mosquito control substances; and
  • Monitoring and assessment of the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the management plans.

Project information

Lead

Benaki Phytopathological Institute

Partners

Agricultural University of Athens

NCSR DEMOKRITOS

Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Cesena  

Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Ravenna

Centro Agricoltura Ambiente “G.Nicoli” S.R.L.

Hellenic-Services Provision Private Company-Security Systems (ONEX)

Regione Emilia-Romagna–Public Health Service

TERRA NOVA Environmental engineering consultancy

 

Panteion University (UEHR)

Source of funding

LIFE

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