The Miguel Hernández University (UMH), with the contribution of Caliplant Agro and the entire consortium, organized the first Spanish workshop of the LIFE SUBSED project, entitled “SUBSED: Sustratos sustainibles para la agricultura a partir de sedimentos marinos remediados dragados: de puertos a macetas” (here the program).
The event was held on Monday 29 November 2021 as a bimodal workshop (participation possible both online and live): the first part of the meeting was dedicated to oral presentations, while the second part was dedicated to a visit to the experimental site managed by UMH within the framework of the LIFE SUBSED project.
In addition to the partners directly involved in the LIFE SUBSED project, the workshop hosted the presentations of some important guests: the LIFE SUBSED project consortium thanks Dr. Miguel Agulló (President of COITAGRA) and Prof. Edgardo Giordani, Professor of the University of Florence and coordinator of the LIFE HORTISED project (whose results are the foundations of the LIFE SUBSED project).
At the end of the oral presentation session, a discussion session was held between the participants and the representatives of the LIFE SUBSED consortium, and the effectiveness of sediment reuse for plant cultivation and the associated environmental benefits were discussed.
Here are the presentations exhibited during the workshop.
The consortium thanks all the participants for taking part at the event and for the interest shown in our initiative.
Flora Toscana, with the contribution of the entire consortium, organized the first Italian workshop of the LIFE SUBSED project, entitled “Substrati sostenibili per l’agricoltura ottenuti da sedimenti marini dragati e bonificati: dai porti ai vasi” (Sustainable substrates for agriculture obtained from dredged and reclaimed marine sediments: from ports to vessels- here the program).
103 participants took part in the online event: agronomists, researchers, students and operators in the agricultural, floricultural and nursery sectors.
At the opening of the workshop, greetings were held from figures relevant for the success of LIFE SUBSED and the future exploitation of its results: the consortium thanks Dr. Gennaro Giliberti, manager of the Tuscany Region, Dr. Giulio Lotti, President of the Order of Agronomist and Forestry Doctors of the Province of Pistoia (which sponsored the event), and Dr. Stefano Gori, technical-scientific director of the interprovincial Lucca-Pistoia Nursery Association.
LIFE SUBSED also thanks Prof. Edgardo Giordani, Associate Professor of the University of Florence and coordinator of the LIFE HORTISED project (in which LIFE SUBSED has its roots), and Dr. Sofia Mannelli, president of the Bionet Green Chemistry Association.
During the workshop, in addition to presenting the progress of the LIFE SUBSED project and its objectives and expected results, a discussion was opened between the participants regarding the possibility of implementing circular economy solutions in the current regulatory context, reaching the common conclusion that it would be preferable to have support from the legislator for the implementation of these eco-sustainable technologies.
By clicking on the following images, you coul download the slides presented during the last workshop of the LIFE SUBSED project. The consortium thanks everyone for the participation and interest shown in our initiative. We look forward to welcoming you again during our next events!