VIVALDI (Preventing and Mitigating Farmed Bivalve Diseases) is a European scientific project, financed in the framework of the EU Research and Development programme called Horizon 2020. It is carried out by a consortium of 21 partners, from 10 countries. It will last 4 years, till February 2020. VIVALDI’s overarching purpose is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European shellfish industry. For this, it will aim at improving the understanding of the diseases and developing practical solutions to prevent, control and manage them. The main species to be studied will be: oysters, mussels, clams and scallops.
Italian and French researchers involved in VIVALDI have published 3 articles emphasising some first scientific results partially obtained thanks to our project.
In July and December 2016, Colleen Burge (Maryland University-USA) participated in several joint activities with some VIVALDI partners. In January/February 2017, Ryan Carnegie (Virginia Institute of Marine Science-USA) was in France to exchange with the Ifremer team in La Tremblade.
On the occasion of workshops organised by CSIC on 25-26 November 2016, during the Week of Science, the objectives of VIVALDI were presented to the wider public.
The 2017 General Assembly of the VIVALDI project will take place from 10 to 12 May 2017, in Caldes de Montbui in Catalunya, at the kind invitation of IRTA.
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