Research and Development
EMVIS has a continuous presence in National and European funded research projects (LIFE+, FP7, Horizon2020), in collaboration with Universities and Research Institutes. The fields of research cover all aspects of water resources and environmental management. The scientific output of these activities has been published in International Journals and Conference Proceedings and provided useful material, enabling the application of novel technologies and approaches to many practical problems.
Observations, data management and analysis
Acquiring, managing, analyzing and assimilating data is critical in understanding complex ecosystem processes, predicting their functioning and reducing uncertainty in estimations. We are committed to explore new technologies and techniques enabled by satellite imagery, unmanned vehicles, in situ and remote sensing systems for surveying and collecting data from natural and build environment.
Water systems dynamics
We aspire to understand complex water systems dynamics to enable modeling and predicting of ecosystem’s functioning including an appreciation of their associated uncertainties. Modeling and predicting the evolution of complex water systems requires methods and techniques for coupling models of different processes at appropriate scale in time and space, data assimilation, parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification. Our main goal is the development of a modeling platform capable of generating forecasts concerning key water quantity and quality properties linked and supported by assimilation of data from both space and in situ observations for supporting decision making in water sector and ecosystem management.
Integrated adaptive management
Climate Change is a key challenge across all environmental, economic and societal domains. We are committed in pursuing collaborative research efforts in addressing water related climatic risk assessment and management. This informs decision-making and planning, under uncertainty conditions to deliver the best solutions for improving climate risk management and resilience in water sensitive systems and operations.