Ongoing Projects

Lake Gossenköllesee, Tyrol

The landscapelab and the University of Innsbruck share similar interest in hydrological data in Austria. Therefore, a collaboration finds place at lake Gossenköllesee in Tyrol, where also a weather station was mounted. Gossenköllesee is situated above the treeline in the Stubai Alps (47°14`N, 11°01`E, Tyrol, Austria) at 2413 m asl. The lake has a max. depth of 9 m and the lake water surface amounts to 0.015 km2. Its catchment area has a size of 0.85 km2 and spans to 2828 m asl. The lake is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, established in 1977. Numerous master and PhD theses as well as Post-doc studies have been carried out at Gossenköllesee addressing topics like atmospheric deposition, snow chemistry, hydrology, water chemistry, catchment soils, lake ice cover, phytoplankton, zooplankton, zoobenthos, fish ecology, ecotoxicology, microbial food webs, paleolimnology and aquatic photobiology. Project funding comes from the Austrian Science Foundation FWF and the European Commission.
University of Innsbruck
Lter site about the Gossenköllesee
Live image of the Gossenköllesee

ESMERALDA

Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services are core to the EU Biodiversity Strategy. Both are essential to perform informed decisions. ESMERALDA aims to deliver a flexible methodology for pan-European and regional assessments. This methodology will build on existing ES projects and databases (e.g. MAES, OpenNESS, OPERAs, national studies), the Millennium Assessment (MA) and TEEB. The objective of ESMERALDA is to share experience through an active process of dialogue and knowledge co-creation. The mapping approach proposed will integrate biophysical, social and economic assessment techniques. The work will exploit expert- and land cover-based methods, existing ES indicator data and more complex ES models. As a result the outcomes will be applicable in different contexts. The strength of the ESMERALDA consortium lies in its ability to make solutions for mapping and assessment problems available to stakeholders from the start of the project, because our expertise allows us to build on existing research projects and data sharing systems.
ESMERALDA Website

ESMERALDA Database

Literature:
Burkhard, B., Klug, H., Müller, F. (2016): Kartierung und Bewertung von Ökosystemen und ihren Leistungen im Rahmen der EU-Biodiversitätsstrategie 2020. In: AGIT ‒ Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik Nr. 2-2016, S. 482-486 PDF [RIS]
Mirtl, M., Bahn, M., Battin, T., Borsdorf, A., Dirnböck, T., Englisch, M., Erschbamer, B., Fuchsberger, J., Gaube, V., Grabherr, G., Gratzer, G., Haberl, H., Klug, H., Kreiner, D., Mayer, R., Peterseil, J., Reichter, A., Schindler, S., Stocker-Kiss, A., Tappeiner, U., Weisse, T., Winiwarter, V., Wohlfahrt, G., Zink, R. (2015): Research for the Future – LTER-Austria White Paper 2015 – On the status and orientation of process oriented ecosystem research, biodiversity and conservation research and socio-ecological research in Austria. LTER-Austria: Austrian Society for Long-term Ecological Research c/o Institute for Social Ecology, Schottenfeldgasse 29, A-1070 Vienna, Vienna. ISBN: 978-3-9503986-1-8 PDF [RIS]
Mirtl, M., Bahn, M., Battin, T., Borsdorf, A., Dirnböck, T., Englisch, M., Erschbamer, B., Fuchsberger, J., Gaube, V., Grabherr, G., Gratzer, G., Haberl, H., Klug, H., Kreiner, D., Mayer, R., Peterseil, J., Reichter, A., Schindler, S., Stocker-Kiss, A., Tappeiner, U., Weisse, T., Winiwarter, V., Wohlfahrt, G., Zink, R. (2015): Forschung für die Zukunft – LTER-Austria White Paper 2015 zur Lage und Ausrichtung von prozessorientierter Ökosystemforschung, Biodiversitäts- und Naturschutzforschung sowie sozio-ökologischer Forschung in Österreich. Österreichische Gesellschaft für Ökologische Langzeitforschung c/o Institut für Soziale Ökologie, Schottenfledgasse 29, 1070 Wien, Österreich, Wien. ISBN: 978-3-9503986-0-1 PDF [RIS]
Palomo, I., Bagstad, K.J., Nedkov, S., Klug, H., Adamescu, M., Cazacu, C. (2017): Tools for mapping ecosystem services, in: Burkhard, B., Maes, J. (eds.), Mapping Ecosystem Services. Pensoft Publishers Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria, pp. 52-56. [PDF] [RIS]
Traun, C., Klug, H., Burkhard, B. (2017): Mapping Techniques, in: Burkhard, B., Maes, J. (eds.), Mapping Ecosystem Services. Pensoft Publishers Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria, pp. 37-44. [PDF] [RIS]

SMART – Smart characterisation of New Zealand’s aquifers

This project will identify, develop, apply, validate and optimise a suite of novel methods for accurate, rapid and cost-effective characterisation and mapping of New Zealand’s aquifer systems. By 2017, the outputs from the research programme will be used nationally by stakeholders such as a regional authorities and will lead to better understanding of key aquifer systems. By 2020, national adoption of outputs from the research programme will have led to a demonstrable improvement in the management of groundwater and interconnected surface water systems. Z_GIS will set-up an operational Sensor Observation Service in order to validate remote sensing applications done by partner institutions. Based on a harmonized Spatial Data Infrastructure of hydrological datasets a 3D WebGIS will be set-up and operating as a Decision Support System for New Zealand’s stakeholders which a part of the project.

Literature:
Klug, H. (2011): SMART(e) Charakterisierung von Neuseelands Aquiferen. In: UNIGIS Offline, p. 6-7 [PDF] [RIS]
Kmoch, A., Klug, H., White, P. (2012): Freshwater resources management: first steps towards the characterisation of New Zealand’s aquifers. In: Jekel, T.; Car, A.; Strobl, J.; Griesebner, G. (Eds.): GI_Forum 2012: Geovizualisation, Society and Learning, XXII, 554 p., ISBN 978-3-87907-521-8; p. 376-385 [PDF] [RIS]
Kmoch, A., Mannering-Tawera, S., Bradshaw, D., White, P., Klug, H. (2013): A groundwater resources portal for New Zealand. SCANZ Conference New Zealand, 21-22 February 2013 [PDF] [RIS]
Klug, H., Kmoch, A. (2014): A SMART groundwater portal: An OGC web services orchestration framework for hydrology to improve data access and visualisation in New Zealand. In: Computers & Geosciences, Vol. 69, 78-86, [DOI]  [PDF] [RIS]
Kmoch, A., Klug, H. (2014): Visualisation of 3D hydrogeological data in the web. In: Vogler, R., Car, A., Strobl, J. & Griesebner, G. (Eds.): GI_Forum 2014 – Geospatial Innovation for Society. 382 p., ISBN 978-3-87907-545-4, p. 16-24, [DOI] [PDF] [RIS]
Klug, H., Kmoch, A. (2015): Operationalizing environmental indicators for real time multi-purpose decision making and action support. In: Ecological Modelling, Vol. 295, 66– 74, [DOI] [PDF] [RIS]
Kmoch, A., Klug, H., Ritchie, A., Schmidt, J., White, P. (2016): A spatial data infrastructure approach for the characterisation of New Zealand’s groundwater systems. In: Transaction in GIS, Vol. 20, I. 4, p. 626-641, [DOI] [PDF] [RIS]

 

SONY DADC, Thalgau

The landscape lab and the SONY  DADC company in thalgau are cooperating in establishing a new weather station at the parkinglot area of the company. The sensors have been installed in June 2017, the measurements can be found in the SOS in almost realtime.