Description: Institute of Agrophysics (IA PAS) is a research institution of the Polish Academy of Sciences. IA PAS is an institute of Division II of Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The main object of research is focused on transport processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere system, properties and processes affecting soil and plant quality, processing for food and energy purpose. The interdisciplinary approach applies physics, physicochemistry and biology for solving contemporary problems of agriculture. Applicable research is focused on developing and improving methods and devices for evaluation and monitoring of soil, agricultural plant materials and gas emission, and on creating new food technologies of biomass processing for energy or new biomaterials and biopreparations.
- Conducting interdisciplinary research and development for sustainable agriculture through the application of physics, physicochemistry and biology.
- Educating research staff for industry and science in order to make them capable of solving contemporary problems of agriculture.
- Collaboration with researchers, industry and local authorities to ensure sustainable exploitation of agricultural resources, and therefore, contribute to regional and world-wide bio-economy.
Main tasks in AGRICORE: The Institute of Agrophysics PAS is in charge of the design of the interaction between the Agent-based Model and the biophysical models (WP3), including the BioMa platform and the ARPEGE model (WP6). They also lead WP5 in which the Impact Assessment Modules (IAM) are developed, leading indeed the implementation of the Environmental and climate IAM and of the Delivery of Ecosystem Services module. In addition, they are, together with UTP, in charge of the second AGRICORE use case (WP7), which focuses on the ex-ante and ex-post impact assessments of the measure “M10.1 Agri-environment-climate commitments” in Poland.
Web page: http://ipan.lublin.pl