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Network Lake Observations in Europe (NETLAKE)

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Project ID COST Action ES1201
Project Title Network Lake Observations in Europe (NETLAKE)

Project Leader
IMSI Status Participates

Financial Source COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)


Category of Project COST actions

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Lakes represent important resources within Europe, providing drinking water, hydroelectric power, flood control, recreation and fisheries. Developments in sensor technology now allow high-resolution monitoring of lakes and reservoirs from in-situ platforms, with the data provided to local end-users by web-based technology. The information acquired by these systems is currently reviewed on a site-by-site basis, but an even greater potential lies in the integration of data from many sites into a European network. Barriers to the development of such a network include, for example, a lack of information on the number of sites currently monitored, and the need for standardization in data collection, processing and quality control. The over-arching objective of NETLAKE is to establish a network of scientists, technologists, managers and stakeholders focused on the development and application of cutting-edge sensor technology for the protection of European lakes and reservoirs. Deliverables will include a meta-database of instrumented sites, case studies on management-relevant topics, data analysis tools, and a citizen science program to involve local communities in the protection of water resources. The key deliverable, however, will be the establishment of the NETLAKE network itself, bridging communication gaps between researchers, policy makers and managers, and between scientists and local communities.


PROJECT DURATION

 

From: 01.01.2012.   To: 31.12.2016.

 

PARTNERS

 

►Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

►Universite de Geneve (Institut FA Forel)

►Marine Institute, Ireland

►University of Barcelona

►Netherlands Institute of Ecology

►Catalan Institute for Water Research

►National Federation of Group Water Schemes, Ireland

 

PARTICIPANTS


No. Participant Institution
1.
Dr. Eleanor JenningsDundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
2.
Prof Bastiaan Ibelings Universite de Geneve (Institut FA Forel)
3.
Dr. Elvira de EytoMarine Institute, Ireland
4.
Dr. Biel ObradorUniversity of Barcelona
5.
Dr. Lisette de Senerpont Domis Netherlands Institute of Ecology
6.
Dr. Rafael MarceCatalan Institute for Water Research
7.
Dr. Brian Mac DomhnaillNational Federation of Group Water Schemes, Ireland
8.
Dr Predrag Jovanić, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
9.
Dr Mirjana Lenhardt, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
10.
Dr Marija Smederevac-Lalić, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
11.
Dušan KostićFaculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade
12.
Dr.Vesna ĐikanovićInstitute for Biological Research "Siniša Stanković", University of Belgrade
13.
Dr Stefan Skorić, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
14.
Dr Željka Višnjić-Jeftić, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
15.
Dr Gorčin Cvijanović, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade