ICTA-UAB launches the first master’s Degree in “Political Ecology. Degrowth and Environmental Justice”

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) launches the master’s Degree in “Political Ecology.

Pioneering study analyses the effects of forests on human health

A group of volunteers have participated in an experimental study conducted by the ICTA-UAB to analyse the potential health benefits of forests.

Marine Litter on Mediterranean Beaches Triples in Summer

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) analyses and quantifies the waste generated by tourists in eight islands of the Mediterranean as part of the European BLUEISLANDS project.

Mapping the Urban Vitality of Barcelona

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Agricultural intensification not a “blueprint” for sustainable development

Social and ecological results of increased agricultural intensification are not as positive as expected.

Tracking the battles for environmental justice: here are the world’s top 10

Today is World Environment Day. Environmental conflicts should not be seen as disruptions to smooth governance, fixable with market solutions, technology or police bullets.

Green urban planning must consider social equity criteria

Cities that do not include social equity criteria into their political strategies to make their urban environment greener and more ecological will not achieve long-term sustainability and risk creating green enclaves only for the social elite.

The ICTA-UAB alerts of a new invasive Asian beetle pest in Catalonia that kills mulberry trees

A study by researcher of the ICTA-UAB and the Department of Agriculture Víctor Sarto i Monteys has identified in the province of Barcelona the presence of a species from Asia that could spread through Europe.

More than 120 ICTA-UAB researchers addressed environmental challenges at a symposium, especially those arising from global and...

The Institut of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) organized its 1st Spring Symposium with the aim of addressing some of the main environmental and sustainability challenges.

Low-carbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought

A new study by ICTA-UAB analyzes the impacts on lifestyles of substituting fossil fuels for cleaner energies.

Are Farmers Who Belong to Local User Associations Better Adapted to Climate Change?

Droughts, floods and high temperatures derived from climate change are not the only threats that farmers with irrigated crops must face.

Climate Change Threatens World's Largest Seagrass Carbon Stores

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Amazon's indigenous people hunt animals feeding in areas contaminated by oil spills

A study by the ICTA-UAB and the UAB Department of Animal Health and Anatomy demonstrates that the main species hunted by the indigenous popoulations of the Peruvian Amazon ingest water and soil contaminated with hidrocarbons and heavy metals.

The new Planttes app warns of allergy risks in different urban areas

The Planttes application is a citizen science project which aims to encourage people to identify and locate on a map the existence of allergy-causing plants and indicate their phenological state.

New Project to Link Extreme Weather Events, Atmospheric Biodiversity and Human Health

A new ICTA-UAB project led by researcher Jordina Belmonte will study the effects of extreme meteorological events on the biological biodiversity present in the atmosphere in order to predict changes in the environment and possible affectations on human health.

ICTA-UAB’s success: five ERC grants in two years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded five European Research Council (ERC) grants in two years, which is about ten per cent of all ERC grants arriving in Catalonia over the period from the end of 2015 to the end of 2017.

Scientists Alert of Swift Degradation of Marine Ecosystems and Grave Consequences for the Planet

A book edited by researchers from the ICTA-UAB, the UB, the CNRS and the IEO addresses the concept of "animal forest" and highlights the importance of the role seas and oceans have in combating climate change.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
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ICTA-UAB to participate in the Barcelona Maker Faire

Date: 2018-06-05

Maker Faire


ICTA-UAB researchers will participate in the Barcelona Maker Faire which is taking place next 16th – 17th June in the Fira de Barcelona. The ICTA-UAB members of the Sostenipra group will tackle the future urban rooftop gardens in the framework of the circular economy.

The presentation will be held on Saturday 16th June at 13.30h at the Italian Pavillion. Dr. Xavier Gabarrell and Dr. Joan Rieradevall will explain their project Fertilecity and present for the first time their spin off in urban agriculture.

Barcelona Maker Faire is a partnership between Sonar+D, SokoTech, Fab Lab Barcelona and IN(3D)USTRY with the support of Barcelona City Hall. Over 200 local and international makers, being Paris its main 2018 invited city, display their creations in the Italian Pavilion at Fira Barcelona and CaixaForum.

This event showcases innovation, creativity, and hands-on learning for adults, teens, and kids. Maker Faire Barcelona 2018 brings together the local and international Maker Community, understanding this community as a broad universe that brings together researchers and practitioners from the Maker movement together with Universities and Research Centers and socially innovative companies.

The meeting between makers, scientific and technological research groups and companies encourages the mutual knowledge and interaction between diverse initiatives, while facilitating greater accessibility to different groups and a great diversity of proposals. As a fundamental objective, to favor the feedback and symbiosis between the different participants and projects.
The aim is to promote the integration of Science and Technology with a rapidly growing innovation ecosystem such as the Maker Movement. This encourages the meeting between the best researchers and creators of both models and favors the transmission of knowledge and practice among the general public.

In this framework, a significant selection of the projects of scientists and makers related to the culture of digital innovation will be presented. The projects will be grouped into large areas around some of the major economic and social challenges facing society: food, energy and mobility, advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0, habitat and urbanism, education and learning and the environment and health.

More information: http://barcelona.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/476/

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