EU research project will improve the exploitation of open access data for water sectors

Publié le 3 octobre 2013, par Thérèse Hameau

A collaborative European research project that includes researchers from the University of Bristol aims to tackle water concerns by exploring and exploiting the significant and currently insufficiently used potential of open data thanks to funding of €6 million by the European Commission.

Professors Thorsten Wagener and Dawei Han from the Department of Civil Engineering and Professor Jim Freer from the School of Geographical Sciences are members of the three-year project, called SWITCH-ON (Sharing Water-related Information to Tackle Changes in the Hydrosphere - for Operational Needs).

Water information is highly sought after by a wide range of end users, both within government and business as well as by the public. Water touches virtually all social and environmental areas and there is multidisciplinary knowledge in this field.

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