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The consequences of a winter with little snow are felt in summer

New web application monitors water supplies stored in the form of snow throughout the Alps


The consequences of a dry and warm winter such as that of last year, are felt the following summer when those who need water must share increasingly scarce resources. The river Po in Piacenza (Italy), June 2022.

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Pierlino Bergonzi
30 June 2022

A team of researchers and entrepreneurs from MobyGIS, Eurac Research, and Sinergise, were funded by the European Space Agency to create the first service that monitors water reserves stored in the snow in the entire Alpine range and provides high-resolution real-time maps. The prototype can be tested free of charge for the next six months before it becomes commercialized.

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