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Stable isotopes in the food - water - environment nexus

Project Leader
Watzinger Andrea, Project Leader
Duration:
01.02.2018-30.06.2021
Programme:
Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung - Beauftragung
Type of Research
Basic Research
Staff
Hood-Nowotny Rebecca, Project Staff
Leitner Simon, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Soil Research
Funded by
Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Landhausplatz 1, A-3109 St. Pölten, Austria
Abstract
The goal of this project is to establish an isotope technology platform in NÖ which underpins and supports product innovation, economic development and scientific research across a wide range of applied science disciplines. Moreover within this project we want to establish a quality management system that engenders confidence and trust in the laboratory outputs, whilst securing and developing the institutional technical knowhow of the applicants (Milestone 1). Through publications and events we want to publicize and make available this isotope technology to appropriate business stakeholders in NÖ, in order to establish business-research collaborative projects and endeavors in order to back-up the successful development of high value innovative and sustainable products (Milestone 2). Given our new role, we want to build on our NÖ networks and renew and strengthen our linkages with companies and researchers within the county and provide them access to our international networks of collaborators. Our focus will be on developing isotope tools for the development and assessment of bio-based products and solutions in the fields of sustainable agriculture, land use and protection of natural resources. Furthermore we will build on our successes in developing nature based decarbonization strategies for industry and agriculture, which are founded on isotopic investigations, and the application of compound specific stable isotope analysis for the protection of natural resources.
Keywords
Analytical chemistry; Environmental engineering; Soil science; Food testing;
stable isotope;
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