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Fernando Alves and Joana Valente, VitiGEOSS partners from Symington Family Estates participated in the second edition of the Douro Somm Camp, an event part of Symington’s School of Port educational platform, celebrated from 3rd – 6th of July in the Douro Valley region (Portugal).

The Douro Somm Camp, an immersive educational boot camp for the best European sommeliers, had the objective to show port’s relevance to a modern and younger audience and offered the opportunity to explore Porto and the Douro, learning about production and having exclusive access to some of the Douro’s most historic wineries and estates.

During the masterclass about “Climate Change in the Douro”, Joana Valente presented the VitiGEOSS’s solution, which aims to use satellite imagery combined with in-field sensors to support farmers by providing early warning and give them the tools to make better decisions in crop management. Additionally, she introduced the VitiGEOSS’s consortium and explained the main expected outcomes of the project.

On the other hand, partners from Symington talked about the importance of water management in the viticulture sector and introduced other of its research and innovation projects such as Vinescout and Visca.

Watch the event and the presentation delivered here:

The School of Port, an educational initiative for wine professionals and wine lovers promoted by Symington, has the objective to establish the Douro Somm Camp as a key annual event in the global sommelier calendar.


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