Adaptation of cultural practices to climate change


Action B1 aims to develop adaptation strategies at the vineyard scale, reproducible in other areas of Europe, and simulate the impact of climate variability on vine dynamics and viticultural strategies.

The objectives are as follows:

  • to develop a systemic and integrated modelling environment, capable of simulating grapevine growth and berry ripening under different conditions and constraints (slope, aspect, soil type, climate variability …) and integrating production strategies and corresponding adaptation rules according to the evolution of these constraints,
  • then construct specific viticultural models for each demonstration site.

A generic model (for a site-specific viticultural activity) will be developed, to reproduce the impact of the spatial and temporal variability of climatic conditions on grapevine growth and berry maturity using an approach that combines technologies derived from greenhouse gas (GHG), agent-based models and spatial and temporal databases. We will then use the model to identify adaptation rules, according to the evolution of environmental constraints, with particular focus on high-resolution climate changes. The adaptation strategies will be monitored, assessed and redefined in response to the activities in the demonstration sites


Action leader

Cyril Tissot

Cyril Tissot





Université Rennes 2 Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique L’Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin Inra Hochschule Geisenheim University Plumpton college Bordeaux Sciences Agro Universitatea de Ştiinţe Agricole şi Medicină Veterinară 'Ion Ionescu de la Brad' ecoclimasol