From this page you can download information on LIFE The Green Link and its progress, as well as training material, technical information and dissemination material related to the project.

  • Presentations to interest groups
    (Website news includes pictures/presentation/poster from the event)

2017

DateEventWebsite news
1)23/03 Visita a las parcelas de UEX y a la Fundación Global Nature-Cáceres http://thegreenlink.eu/es/2017/03/29/visita-a-las-parcelas-de-universidad-de-extremadura-y-a-la-fundacion-global-nature/
2)12/05 UAL presenta el proyecto en la feria de InfoAgrohttp://thegreenlink.eu/es/2017/05/11/ual-caescg-feria-infoagro/
3)28/09Volterra visita Elvas-Portugal para explicar el proyecto
a agricultores
http://thegreenlink.eu/es/2017/09/28/volterra-llegan-un-acuerdo-de-substituir-encinas-afectadas-por-la-seca-por-nuevos-plantados-con-cocoon/
4)06/06La compañia Patagonia visita la area demo de Chirivel (Almería)https://thegreenlink.eu/es/2017/06/13/patagonia-almeria/
5)05/07Trabajos en red en Valencia. Visita de profesores universitarios de Wageningen en el area de Toushttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2017/07/25/networking-activities-valencia-tous/
6)04/12CERTH participa en la jornada de Bioenergía en Athenashttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2017/12/04/bioenergy-day-event-agricultural-university-athens/
7)22/12Presentación de los Cocoons a Itacylhttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2017/12/22/cocoon-presentation-itacyl/

2018

DateEventWebsite news
1)12/01Meeting with Vidar Soluciones Ambientaleshttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2018/01/12/meeting-con-vidar-soluciones-ambientales/
2)15/01Cocoon presentation to Itacylhttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2018/01/15/visit-to-itacyl/
3)31/01Meeting with FiplanXXIhttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2018/01/31/meeting-fiplan-xxi/
4)28/06Wageningen university students visit to Jijona plantationhttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2018/06/28/visit-jijona-plantation-wageningen-university-students-masters-degree-international-land-water-management/
5)12/08 Presentation of Cocoon to Thermal & Liquids dept of Carlos III Polytechnic University, Leganeshttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2018/08/12/presentation-cocoon-thermal-liquids-department-carlos-iii-polytechnic-university-leganes-madrid/
6)28/09CERTH organizes meetings with stakeholdershttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2018/09/28/scheduling-replication-activities-meeting-stakeholders/
7)21/11Celebration National day of trees IThttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2018/11/23/celebrating-national-tree-day-italy/
8)23/11Aliwen Chile visits El Bruchttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2018/11/23/interest-chile-life-green-link/
9)10/12Cocoon presentation ECO.SER.IThttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/?s=eco.ser

2019

DateEventWebsite news
1)13/03ICIA Canary Island – CGChttp://thegreenlink.eu/es/2019/03/14/visitas-de-grupos-de-interes-especial-tifaracas-2/
2)05/044th edition of the Seasonal University of Valencia
Present and future of green technologies
http://thegreenlink.eu/en/2019/04/06/5400/
3)10/04Presentation to 20 students from Educación Superior Medio Ambiente http://thegreenlink.eu/es/2019/04/10/afrontar-la-desertificacion-en-el-mediterraneo-con-el-cocoon/
4)07/05Eco-turist Company (EtnoExperience), Granja Agrícola
(agricultural research center), Municipality of la Aldea
http://thegreenlink.eu/en/2019/05/08/continue-visits-demonstration-area-gran-canaria/
5)17/05Replication initiative in Italy, Lampedusahttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2019/05/17/life-green-link-s-southest-replication-initiative-italy/
6)04/06Penultimate visit in Tifaracás areahttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2019/06/11/penultimate-visit-tifaraca-area/
7)14/06Participation in III Iberic Congress of Fluvial restorationhttp://thegreenlink.eu/es/2019/06/14/volterra-participa-en-el-iii-congreso-iberico-de-restauracion-fluvial/
8)31/07 Nature Canariensis company visits demo area in Gran Canariahttp://thegreenlink.eu/es/2019/07/31/valerie-deweirder-explica-lo-aprendido-en-el-proyecto-life-green-link/
8)18/09Stream Restoration and Bioengineering course about
Pietraperzia and Isola delle Femmine (Italy)
http://thegreenlink.eu/en/2019/09/18/life-project-green-link-steam-restoration-bioengineering/
9)29/10PPT GREMI de arids Catalunyahttp://thegreenlink.eu/es/2019/11/20/xxvi-jornadas-forestales-de-gran-canaria-2019/
10)20/11XXVI Jornadas Forestales Gran Canariahttp://thegreenlink.eu/es/2019/11/20/xxvi-jornadas-forestales-de-gran-canaria-2019/
11)17/12Successful participation in Climate and Energy Fairhttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2019/12/17/successful-participation-climate-energy-fair/

2020

DateEventWebsite news
1) 4/03Awareness event to interest group in La Aldeahttp://thegreenlink.eu/en/2020/03/04/presentation-ies-la-aldea/


  • Technical Seminars
  1. September 16th and 17th, 2019 in Malta. «Steam Restoration and Bioengineering»
    Summary Documents:  
    1. Training Course in Stream Restoration and Bioengineering.
    2. Technosoils, forced radical engraftment and COCOON. 3 technologies to combat desertification and climate change.
    3. Riserva Isola delle Femmine Cocoon 2019.
  2. October 23rd, 2018 in Rome, Italy.  «Affrontare la desertificazione nel Mediterraneo col Cocoon»
    Summary DocumentRelazione Finale (ITA)
    Presentations
    1. Anna Luise – Sfida e strategie desertificazione (ITA)
    2. Valerio Crescenzo – Obiettivi e attività di progetto (ITA)
    3. Harrie Lovenstein – How the cocoon works (ENG) / Come funziona il cocoon (ITA)
    4. Franco Fazio – Sperimentazione San Marco Argentano
    5. Vincenc Carabassa – Monitoring and results above ground (ENG) / Monitoraggio e risultati fuori terra (ITA)
    6. Julian Campo – Monitoring and results above ground Soil characteristics and expected impacts (ENG) / Caratteristiche suolo e impatti attesi (ITA)
    7. Fabio Petrella – Riforestazione Basse di Stura (ITA)
    8. Antonio Bernardoni – Valorizzazione Guaceto Brindisi (ITA)
    9. Gianluigi Pirerra – Desertificazione Custonaci (ITA)
    10. Luca Cardello – #reforest prov. Latina (ITA)
    11. Cristina Monteverdi – Sperimentazione Cecina (ITA)
    12. Simona Castaldi – LIFE Desert Adapt (ENG)
    13. Laura Lentini – LIFE RES MARIS (ITA)
    14. Alba Mininni –  LIFE AgroClimaWater (ITA)
  • Participation in International Conferences:

1. On the 1st of February 2017 – Seminar «How to face Climate Change», Lisbon
Presentation:
Life Projects Crops for better soil and Operation CO₂

2. On 18th of April 2017 – Water Management seminar, Evora
Presentation
Dutch Agricultural day

3. On the 17 of May 2017 – Final Conference of LIFE Operation CO2, Palencia
Poster LIFE The Green Link: Restoring desertified areas across the Mediterranean Basin

4. On the 9 of June 2017 – ECCA, Glasgow
PosterLIFE The Green Link: Restoring desertified areas across the Mediterranean Basin
AbstractFranco et al 2017. 

5. On the 15 of June 2017 – CONSOWA, Lleida
Poster 1. The Green Link Project: restore desertified areas with an innovative tree growing method across the Mediterranean basin to increase resilience
Abstract 1. Carabassa et al 2017.
Poster 2. Restoring abandoned agro-silvo-pastoral landscapes using the cocoon ecotechnology
Abstract 2Carabassa et al 2017.
Poster 3. Restore desertified areas with an innovative tree Growing method to increase resilence: the Green Link Project in Valencian community (Spain)
Abstract 3Gimeno-García et al 2017. Complete communication: Gimeno-García et al 2017 – Extended

6. On the 2nd of February, 2018 – CERTH/CPERI presented the project at Agrotica Expo in Thessaloniki, Greece

7. On the 29th of January – 2nd February 2018 – TerraENvision, Barcelona
Abstract 1. Carabassa et al 2018 a- LIFE THE GREEN LINK: Restoring degraded areas with the cocoon ecotechnology
Poster. LIFE THE GREEN LINK: Restoring degraded areas with the cocoon ecotechnology

8. On the 2-4th of  May 2018 – Quarries Alive 2018, University of Évora (Portugal)
Abstract 1. Carabassa et al b- Restoring agro-silvopastoral systems using the Cocoon eco-technology: a green infrastructure model for quarry restoration
Poster. Restoring agro-silvopastoral systems using the Cocoon eco-technology: a green infrastructure model for quarry restoration

9. On the 17-19th of October 2018 – IV Reunión conjunta SECF – AEET, Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real)
Abstract 1. Carabassa et al 2018 c- LIFE THE GREEN LINK: Restaurando areas degradadas con la ecotecnología Cocoon
Presentation. LIFE THE GREEN LINK: Restaurando areas degradadas con la ecotecnología Cocoon

10. On the 18th of October, 2018 – Dutch consulate in Milan, event for agronomists about lowland forests

11. On the 4-7th of February 2019 – SIBECOL 2019, Barcelona (España)
Presentation. Life the green link: restoring degraded areas with the cocoon ecotechnology
Certificate

12. On the 17th of June, 2019 – Dr Francisco González Artiles Cabildo Gran Canaria for LIFE PINZON project conference

13. On the 2nd-7th of September 2019 – TERRAenVISION 2019 (Barcelona)
Abstract 1. Carabassa et al 2019
Presentation.
Ecotechnology for ecological restoration and rainfed agriculture in the Mediterranean basin

14. On the 17th of October, 2019 – II Congreso de Jóvenes Investigadores en Ciencias Agroalimentarias (Almería)

15. On the 14th-15th of November, 2019 – VIII Experimental Sciences Investigation Symposium
POSTER: Evaluando el impacto de la restauración con almendro ecológico en los servicios ecosistémicos y el bienestar humano: caso de estudio Sierra María-Los Vélez
Abstract: Alba-Patiño et al 2019

16. On the 17th of February 2020 – Final conference with all project partners in Barcelona, Catalonia
Presentations
1. Josep Maria Alcañiz Facing climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean ecosystem restoration and management (ENG)
2. Vincente Andreu Desertification in the Mediterranean (ENG)
3. Jordi Cortina The state of ecological restoration in Europe. Facing a decade of challenges (ENG)
4. Harrie Lovenstein The Cocoon ecotechnology: how does it work? (ENG)
5. Vinçent Carabassa Results about the trials (ENG)
6. Daniela Alba-Patiño Ecosystem services perception (ENG)
7. Sven Kallen Replication activities and future opportunities (ENG)
8. Rafael da Silveira Bueno Adaptation approaches to land management in areas under degradation and desertification risk: LIFE Desert-Adapt (ENG)
9. Míriam Piqué LIFE MixForChange (ENG)

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  • Project deliverables & Project progress:

Action A1. Design of planting strategy

Baseline characterisation report ( pdf)
Stakeholder consultation:Consultation panel – Valencia  (pdf)
Consultation panel – Ptolemaida (pdf)
Consultation panel – Gran Canaria (pdf)
Consultation panel – Catalonia (pdf)
Consultation panel – Almeria (pdf)
Consultation panel – Calabria (pdf)
Questionary survey – Valencia (pdf)
Questionary survey – Ptolemaida (pdf)
Questionary survey – Catalonia (pdf)
Questionary survey – Almeria (pdf)
Questionary survey – Calabria (pdf)

Action A2. Training for partners and staff

Training Material (pdf)
Cocoon planting guide Catalán (pdf)
Cocoon planting guide English (pdf)
Cocoon planting guide Español (pdf)
Cocoon planting guide Greek (pdf)
Cocoon planting guide Italian (pdf)

Action C2. Replication of trials by external stakeholders

Simplified monitoring protocol for replication activities (pdf)

Action E1 – E2 . Dissemination and communication material

Leaflet (pdf) – ESP
Project summary ENG (pdf)
Project logo (pdf)

Notice board English (pdf)
Notice Board Catalan (pdf)
Notice Board Italian (pdf)
Notice Board Spanish (pdf)
Notice Board Greek (pdf)

  1. Layman’s Report (ENG)
  2. Layman’s Report (SPA)
  3. Layman’s Report (ITA)
  4. Layman’s Report (GR)

Action F1. Communication plan
AFTER LIFE (ENG)