VIVALDI project

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.

Latest news

Next general Assembly 2019

Published on 17 january

The VIVALDI consortium will meet in Trieste on 11, 12 & 13 June 2019.

7 more publications related to VIVALDI

Published on 15 october 2018

Spanish, English, Norwegian and French researchers involved in VIVALDI have recently published 7 articles emphasising some key scientific results obtained thanks to our project.

Major sampling of manila clams going on in Chioggia (IT)

Published on 13 september 2018

From 10 to 14 September, 3 VIVALDI partners (CNRS, F - University of Padova, IT - SYSAAF, F) are gathered  to sample more than 1000 manila clams in the Venice lagoon. 

Great success for the stakeholders workshop, 29 August 2018 in Aqua 2018

Published on 31 august 2018

On 29 August 2018, in the framework of Aqua 2018 in Montpellier (F), the VIVALDI consortium organised an open workshop entitled “Acting together to better prevent and mitigate farmed bivalve diseases”. All the presentations are available here!

Stakeholder identification mapping is out!

Published on 4 june 2018

Thanks to two surveys carried out in 2016 and 2017, categories of stakeholders concerned by shellfish diseases have been defined and their perceptions regarding the disease issue have been collected. This work was developed with a view to providing an improved understanding of the relationships between these categories.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 678589