Areas of Competence

Reservoir lifetime studies Environmental impact assessment
Under-water mapping Environmental effects of dredging
Erosion and sedimentation Hydrological design and risk analysis
Natural hazards assessment Water resources planning
Water pollution investigations Hydrochemical investigations
Computer software Education, training, information

Reservoir lifetime studies

  • Measuring and analysis of sediment supply
  • Modelling of trapping efficiency and sedimentation pattern
  • Verification of predictions by sedimentation studies
  • Prediction of occurance of floating islands in reservoirs


    Environmental impact assessment

  • Environmental impact of reservoirs and dams
  • Geo- and bioinventories
  • Inventories of natural resources
  • Impact of land use on natural resources
  • Impact of climate change on water resources

    Under-water mapping

  • Acoustic mapping of sediments and geomorphology
  • Bathymetric surveys for erosion and sedimentation studies
  • Ground truthing by coring, video-recording, and diving
  • Marine geology investigations of surface sediments


    Environmental effects of dredging

  • Mapping of sediments and sediment pollution
  • Investigation of water circulation and bed stability
  • Prediction of dredging spill and proposal of mitigation measures
  • Verification of spill levels and long-term effects


    Erosion and sedimentation

  • Inventories of soil erosion
  • Investigations of coastal and under-water processes
  • Measurement of suspended and bed-load transport
  • Modelling of sediment transport and geomorphologic responce


    Hydrological design and risk analysis

  • Flow predictions for the design of hydrological structures
  • Identification of flood risk areas
  • Development of management plans for river floodplains


    Natural hazards assessment

  • Geomorphological mapping, over as well as under water
  • Preparation of risk maps to be used for physical planning purposes
  • Predictions of risks from technical measures on the environment
  • Surveys and evaluations of geomorphological processes, including events such as screes and flooding


    Water resources planning

  • Assessments of surface and groundwater resources
  • Estimation of groundwater recharge rate and quality
  • Hydrological and mathematical models


    Water pollution investigations

  • Studies of the sources, transport, and dispersion pattern
  • Water exchange conditions in limnic and marine environments
  • Studies of chemical and biological conditions
  • Environmental impacts of waste and sewage


    Hydrochemical investigations

  • Planning and establishing hydrochemical monitoring programmes
  • Evaluations of hydrochemical programs


    Computer support

  • Geographic information systems, GIS, in environmental projects
  • Development of specialized software for environmental problems
  • Computer modelling of environmental processes


    Education, training, information

  • Education in a wide range of earth science subjects
  • Training in using modern methods in the field and in the computer
  • Information to the public and executives, including multimedia