Strategies to improve and protect soil quality from the disposal of olive oil mills’ wastes in the Mediterranean region.


SYMPOSIUM of PROSODOL project on Olive Oil Mills Wastes and Environment Protection

16-18 October 2012, Chania, Crete, GREECE

The primary goal of the symposium is to promote research and knowledge exchange in the field of Olive Oil Mills Wastes Management at national, Mediterranean and international level.

Presupuesto y duración

El Proyecto “ Estrategias para mejorar y proteger la calidad de suelos contaminados con residuos de almazara en el área mediterránea” ejecuta con la contribución del instrumento financiero LIFE de la Unión Europea. El proyecto comenzó el 1 de enero de 2009 y tendrá una duración de cuatro años, finalizando el 31 de diciembre de 2012.

Presupuesto total: 1.62


PROSODOL, one of the Best LIFE projects in Europe for 2014


The project was awarded in Brussels as one of the best LIFE projects that were succesfully completed in 2014.

Monitoring System tool

PROSODOL developed specific tools for the monitoring of OMW disposal areas which can be used by individuals, scientists, local/regional/governmental authorities. 

The Monitoring Tools is suitable for individual mill owners and can be downloaded by selecting the following link:


The project foresees the development and application of 20 Actions

Workshops y Conferencias Organizadas


  • World Ag Expo 2011, 8-10 February 2011, Tulare, California, USA. With 2.6 million square feet of show grounds and 1,600 exhibitors, World Ag Expo is an industry leader in agriculture expositions. Attracting an annual average of 100,000 attendees, this three day expo transforms Tulare, California into the World’s hot spot for agriculture technology and innovation. Website:


    Six sampling areas were selected during the 1st soil sampling campaign. These sites were increased to 11 during the 2nd campaign.

    See photos from disposal areas and from the 1st and the 2nd sampling campaigns