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Global Climate Change and Wine Tourism Strategic Responses

Climate & Wine – ICM Partnership

The project is jointly led by faculty from the State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam campus and the Universidade Portucalense (UPT) in Porto, Portugal.  It involves the study of potential impacts of global climate change on wine production and wine tourism.

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Project Goals:

Design and conduct research into the likely impacts of global climate change on traditional wine production regions and their tourism capacities and operations.  The research results will be used to shape the development of possible response strategies for affected wine tourism regions.

The project will involve at least two conferences, one held at UPT in March 2019 and the second held in Potsdam, New York in summer 2019 or later.  These conferences will include both a research/presentation segment and a general collaboration experience that is expected to aid in the formation of specific research teams and the publication of results.

In addition to a set of articles published in the conference proceedings and in European and US or global scientific journals, the project will also coordinate the organization and publication of select articles and contributions into a book documenting the overall results of the project.


Conference 1

12 – 15 March 2019

Hosted by UPT in Porto and open to all interested researchers in the field.  The event will include both a traditional academic conference as well as an opportunity to form research teams from among interested


Conference 2

10 – 21 June 2019 (Tentative)

Hosted by SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, New York (USA) and open to all members of the project research teams.  Some participation is also encouraged by researchers who did not attend the first conference.

In addition to academic work, this conference will include research visits to New York State winemakers, wine tourism experts, and other universities with wine programs.  Depending on budget, a trip to the West Coast may be arranged to visit winemakers and tourism promoters in California, Washington State, and Oregon.



Gregory Gardner (IR)

Isabel Vaz de Freitas (co-IR)

Dawn Robinson

Helena Albuquerque

Makhabbat Ramazanova

Renato Cunha


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