Partners of the transnational FACCE EraNet project “Optimised animal specific barn climatisation facing temperature rise and increased climate variability - Optibarn” meet in Brussels to present and discuss final results.
OptiBarn is a European research project with the aim to develop regional, sustainable adaptation strategies for dairy housing, focusing on an optimised climatisation of naturally ventilated buildings (NVB). Naturally ventilated buildings are particularly vulnerable to climate change since the indoor climate strongly depends on the extremes and variability of the outdoor climate. Without sound adaptation strategies, increased climate variability will result in a sub-optimal thermal environment in many livestock buildings impairing production and welfare of animals.
The transnational project is funded in the scope of the FACCE ERA-NET Plus initiative „Climate Smart Agriculture“ of the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the European commission. Project ends in Nov 2017.
More information on the project:optibarn.atb-potsdam.de
The final meeting in Brussels addresses research and industry partners as well as stakeholders. It is open for everybody interested in the topic.
For registration please contact: Annemarie Englisch
Representation of the Federal State Brandenburg in Brussels
Rue Joseph II, 108 - 1000 Brussels, Belgium