Livestock are important for food security. In the DigiVet project the researchers have studied how livestock data is currently used across the Nordics, the United Kingdom and Estonia, and how technology regulatory frameworks might provide societal benefit by improving the public-interest uses of these data.
Climate change is making the Nordic Region warmer, and we’re experiencing more intense periods of drought and more extreme rainfall. This not only changes the conditions for agriculture, with reduced quality and new plant diseases, but also provides opportunities for growing new plant species, as researchers behind the Nordic university network point out.
The extreme weather event Storm Hans was an example of the possible consequences of climate change for critical infrastructure such as roads and railway lines. A Nordic research project offers solutions on how to prevent such destruction in the future.
CO2 emissions are the biggest cause of anthropogenic climate change. According to Nordic researchers, reducing emissions is not enough to minimise the effects. We must also prioritise the development of new carbon capture and utilisation technologies.
New types of feed, lower water temperatures, and recirculation in aquaculture facilities are examples of where Nordic research results are contributing to a more sustainable aquaculture industry. “The Nordics are leading the way,” says the chair of the committee.