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Drought: new web application monitors water supplies stored in the form of snow throughout the Alps

30 June 22

Drought: new web application monitors water supplies stored in the form of snow throughout the Alps

ESA-funded research-business collaboration prototype is unveiled

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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. Being able to calculate how much water reserves are stored in the snow on the mountains in the early stages, helps to better manage resources and prevent conflicts. 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 the Alps in their entirety and provides high-resolution real-time maps. The prototype can be tested free of charge for about six months before commercialization.

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