The CICLIC projectinnovative toolbox to monitor the environmental fate of contaminants and to assess their risks for human health and for ecosystems in a scenario of climate change
The CICLIC project proposes an innovative toolbox to monitor the environmental fate of contaminants and to assess theirs risks for human health and for ecosystems in a scenario of climate change.
This toolbox will be developed and tested on highly biodiverse areas, in the boundary between terrestrial and marine ecosystems (i.e., wetlands), and will include aspects regarding massive data analysis, novel contaminant monitoring and analytical techniques, wastewater reuse and analysis, metabolomics, environmental and ecological modelling, ecotoxicological tools, and ecosystem vulnerability and resilience analysis.
This project has a strong multidisciplinary nature, and offers marked synergies across several scientific disciplines, including natural resource management, environmental forensics, toxicology, risk assessment, applied chemistry, metabolomics and ecology among others.
will focus on the development of smart technologies environmental monitoring (satellite analysis and drones), massive data collection and analysis (using GIS), and improved contaminant monitoring techniques (passive samplers) for the identification of vulnerable landscape units)
will focus on evaluating the problem of wastewater and sludge reuse in agriculture in the context of climate change, and will assess contaminant’s uptake in plants and other biota
will develop of chemical fate and ecological effect models, test in-situ tools for the monitoring of ecotoxicological effects, and creat a framework to understand the impact of climate change and chemical pollution on coastal wetland ecosystems.
CICLIC GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The general objective of CICLIC is to develop smart environmental technologies and tools that can be used to monitor the occurrence, fate and impacts of contaminants in Mediterranean wetland ecosystems in a scenario of climate change.
The CIDE is a join institute of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), the University of Valencia and the Autonomous Government of Valencia.
The IMDEA Water Institute belongs to the IMDEA (Institutos Madrileños de Estudios Avanazados) network of the Community of Madrid
IDÆA is an environmental science institute devoted to the study of the footprint of the chemical changes our species is imposing on the biosphere.