Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the 3rd oldest University in Greece. Since 1920, contributes consistently and continuously to Greek and European primary sector development, by conducting basic and applied research in agricultural related sciences. AUA conducts the 1/3 of the agricultural research in Greece. AUA contributions address a wide range of issues related to food safety and environmental protection significantly affecting the daily lives of Greek and Europeans citizens: food quality and safety, water resource conservation, organic farming, alternative energy sources, biotechnological applications in agriculture, information and communications technology. AUA is represented by the Laboratory of Farm Structures. Among other fields, its members deal with the subjects of metrology in agricultural engineering, automation in agriculture, precision farming, and robotics. AUA’s Farm Structures group has long year experience in monitoring GHG and micro-environment in farm buildings and in the evaluation of the environmental impact in the agro food sector using the LCA approach.
AUA is involved in all WPs and almost all tasks of the MELS project. AUA leads WP4, more actively dealing with the survey and characterization of existing farm-scale GHG decision support systems (DSSs), the current and future demands on farm-scale GHG DSSs and the development of a prototype, generic farm-scale GHG DSS. AUA will also be leading the incorporation of emission mitigation and abatement strategies to the updated database (WP2).