BC3. Basque centre for climate change – Klima aldaketa ikergai


Optimised animal specific barn climatisation facing temperature rise and increased climate variability

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OptiBarn tends to develop region-specific, 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.

Appropriate construction methods and management of the buildings can improve the thermal control and provide precise identification of factors affecting the thermal control capacity of the buildings under commercial farm conditions.

Start date: December 2014

End date: March 2018

Programme: FACCE ERA-NET Plus Initiative Climate Smart Agriculture

Partners in the Optibarn consortium:

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim - Coordinator
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 
Aarhus University 
Agricultural Research Organisation of Israel, The Volcani Centre 
BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change
Universitat Politècnica de València
National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, University of Southern Queensland (Australia) - Associated partner

Key people involved in BC3:

Dr. Agustin del Prado
Dr. Elena Galan

OptiBarn website: www.optibarn.atb-potsdam.de/en/optibarn.html

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This project is funded by the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA).


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