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H O R I Z O N 2 0 2 0 P R O J E C T S : P O R T A L

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SOCIETAL CHALLENGES: HEALTH (continued)

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SOCIETAL CHALLENGES: ENVIRONMENT

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THE SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

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RETHINKING WOOD

Stora Enso CEO Karl-Henrik Sundstrom asks: When it comes to a sustainable future, are we missing the wood for the trees?

What if we could create sustainable quality products and packaging from something that was renewable? That helped our

environment rather than destroyed it? That grew out of the ground rather than was buried under it? What if we used wood?

PROFILE:

Researchers from Stichting Agrodome explain how innovation, collaboration and bio-based buildings are helping the environment

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CREATIVITY AND CULTURE

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Mid Sweden University’s Dr Daniel Levan outlines the Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development conference

PROFILE:

Swedish company Sioo Wood Protection AB on the new, environmentally sound ways of protecting wood and wood products

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AGRICULTURE

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PACTS, FACTS AND URBAN TRACTS

The RUAF Foundation, a global partnership on sustainable agriculture, examines the need for an urban response to growing food demands

PROFILE:

Steve Webb of Dow AgroSciences LLC explains the importance of collaboration to the world’s growing needs

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PROFILE:

Researchers from RWTH Aachen University highlight their progress towards a more efficient conversion of renewable feedstock

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MARITIME & FISHERIES

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WATERTIGHT APPROACH

Innovation and marine maintenance are critical factors for the modern shipping sector, as detailed by

Portal

PROFILE:

Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre describes the sustainability and security of autonomous ships

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AQUACULTURE: FOOD AND FEED

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As the number of fish farmed in Europe continues to rise,

Portal

discusses issues such as welfare and sustainability

PROFILE:

Biopharmia’s Accordion photobioreactor improves algae production and opens new opportunities for aquaculture

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ANIMAL SCIENCE

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APE ABILITIES

A team from Lund University speaks to

Portal

about its discovery of affective forecasting in orangutans

COMMUNICATION IN ANIMAL SOCIETIES

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Marta Manser and Tim Clutton-Brock outline the central role of communication in understanding the social behaviour of animals

PROFILE:

Dr Dominic Wright of Linköping University’s Wright Lab discusses the genetics of domestication and feralisation

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FOETAL MEMBRANES IN THE COW

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PD Karl Klisch and Professor Alois Boos outline new approaches to assess the physiology and pathology of foetal membranes in the cow

CLIMATE

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IN THE LOOP OF THE ATMOSPHERE

Reducing emissions often improves air quality – but not always. Atmospheric scientists at the University of Helsinki explain why

PROFILE:

The ERC Consolidator Grant OXYFLUX aims to use oxygen to better understand the carbon and nitrogen cycles in land ecosystems

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TIME FOR ACTION

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COP22 has been a call to action for the global community in the fight against climate change

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

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Dr Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, speaks to

Portal

about the threats posed by

healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) – approximately 20-30% of which are considered to be preventable by intensive hygiene

and control programmes – and how they can be addressed

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Richard M Peek, Jr discusses

Helicobacter pylori

and close encounters of the fourth kind

PROFILE:

Professor Dr Markus Gerhard of Technische Universität München explains how

Helicobacter pylori

delivers its oncogene CagA

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