Close this search box.

Environmental health

Climate change and environmental degradation are major threats to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, the European Green Deal seeks to improve the well-being and health of citizens and the environment by moving towards a circular economy, protecting our biodiversity and ecosystems, improving waste management, reducing air, water and soil pollution, and ensuring the sustainability of our blue economy and fisheries sectors.

At GAIKER, we perform ecotoxicity tests for environmental impact assessment. We develop New Approach Methodologies (NAM) based on in vitro models of freshwater, marine and terrestrial species for toxicity testing of chemicals and materials. We develop innovative, nature-based solutions to reduce environmental pollution.



Development of twelve new bio-based technologies to address the four most common soil and groundwater contaminants in Europe: heavy metals, mineral oil, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and volatile aromatic hydrocarbons.

The SYMBIOREM project received funding from the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101060361.

Reducir la cantidad de desechos marinos y microplásticos procedentes de los pesqueros europeos más relevantes (arrastreros y cerqueros demersales y cerqueros atuneros tropicales) e introducir prácticas de economía circular dentro de la cadena de valor del sector, incluidos los puertos, fomentando así un cambio de comportamiento.