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CERTH Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

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About CERTH

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas represents the Greek knowledge providers in the ATF. The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country and it was founded in 2000. It is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. 

Today, CERTH has five research institutes with indicated major fields such as: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas. 

Currently more than 900 people work at CERTH with the majority being scientists. CERTH has received numerous awards and distinctions such as the European Descartes Prize, the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, Microsoft International Contest Prize, the Trading Agents Competition Award and many more and is listed among the Top-20 of the EU’s Research Centres with the highest participation in FP7 competitive research grants. 

Expertise

The Department of AgroTechnology from IRETETH is responsible for the promotion of research and services in the areas of sustainable agricultural production and rural environment management. The Agrotechnology Department of IRETETH in close collaboration with the Department of Mechatronics is mainly dealing with subjects related to Smart Farming (development/testing/evaluation of smart technologies and services for agricultural applications) with an overall aim to reduce the environmental footprint in agricultural operations. In the livestock sector the team is focusing in the measurements and modelling of the internal environment and the emissions of livestock operations and in their environmental assessment.


More information

Mr. Thomas Bartanas

Senior Researcher

Head of AgroTechnology Department CERTH/IRETETH

Dimitriados 95 & P. Mela, 38333, Volos-GR

Tel: +30-2421096748;  Fax: +30-2421096750 

Email: bartzanas@ireteth.certh.gr;
            thomas.bartzanas@gmail.com

Website: www.certh.gr
                www.ireteth.certh.gr

News Headlines

2017 ATF events - 08 June 2017
ATF-EAAP Special Session
28 August 2017
Tallinn, Estonia

ATF annual Seminar
26 October 2017
Brussels, Belgium

 

2nd White Paper of ATF - 06 February 2017
2016 was an important year for the European Horizon2020 research agenda setting. The ATF has worked all year long on a Second White Paper (2016) of suggested priorities for research and innovation for the Horizon2020 2018-2020 Work Programme.
Today, we are pleased to announce that the Second White Paper is now available.
This update of the First White Paper (2013) and Addendum (2014) was prepared by the Animal Task Force Presidency and members. It was largely inspired by a dialogue with key stakeholders and institutions in Europe and through the participation of various events related to the European research and innovation agenda and policy setting, to provide a consulted contribution from the animal production sector to the agenda setting for research and innovation.

2nd White Paper
Appendix 2 of the 2nd White Paper

 

Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock. - 30 June 2017

Making food production more sustainable is one of the greatest challenges of our times. In the face of global population growth, increased demand for animal protein, and climate action commitments, we need to ask ourselves how the EU livestock sector can become more sustainable? How can more be produced with less?
Official website 

Environmental sustainability of livestock production - 14 February 2016

Following the first debate entitled “Environmental sustainability of livestock production” organised by ELANCO, EU40 presented “Sustainable EU Livestock Actions Towards an Innovative, Climate", at the European Parliament, Brussels, 27 April 2016. We are pleased to share the ppts and videos of the event, below:

Website: http://www.eu40.eu/.

Videos: Overview of the session: https://youtu.be/IlY70Bin6_o.

Interview with the ATF President Mr. Jean Louis Peyraud: http://bit.ly/1TtKDIR

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WAFL2017 - 21 November 2016
7th International Conference
on the Assessment of Animal Welfare
at Farm and Group Level


5-8 September 2017

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Official website here