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The list of international projects SAS

Institute of Hydrology
EUROFRIEND - Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data
EUROFRIEND - Režim odtoku z medzinárodných experimentálnych a sieťových údajov
Program: UNESCO
Project leader: RNDr. Miklánek Pavol CSc.
Annotation:The FRIEND programme is an international research programme that helps to set up regional networks for analyzing hydrological data. It aims to develop better understanding of hydrological variability and similarity across time and space, through the mutual exchange of data, knowledge and techniques at the regional level. The advanced knowledge of hydrological processes and flow regimes gained through FRIEND helps to improve methods applicable in water resources planning and management. FRIEND is a cross-cutting programme that interacts with all five core IHP-VII themes. A generic overarching scientific objective has been to improve the understanding of the similarity and hydrological variability across different regions of the world, and to share models and techniques between countries, organizations and researchers. The current research covers a diverse range of topics including low flows, floods, variability of regimes, rainfall/runoff modelling, processes of stream flow generation, sediment transport, snow and glacier melt, climate change and variability and its uncertainties, and land-use impacts.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2021
European Network of Experimental and Representative Basins - ERB
Európska sieť experimentálnych a reprezentatívnych povodí
Program: UNESCO
Project leader: RNDr. Holko Ladislav PhD.
Annotation:The Euromediterranean Network of Experimental and Representative Basins (ERB) is an open association of 20 European countries operating and managing well instrumented experimental and representative basins for hydrological and environmental research on a long term basis. The ERB network promotes the exchange of basin information and the cooperation in international programs as FRIEND, HELP and PUB. Information is disseminated through Newsletters. The Steering Committee of ERB consists of National Correspondents nominated by the UNESCO-IHP National Committees. ERB was established in 1986 and has organised twelve biennial conferences since its beginning. The main objectives are : • To increase relationships between members, research teams, universities and basin managers, through exchanges of hydrological information, data, research methods, models and to organise visits and biennial conferences; • To enable joint studies of common interest • To make available and exchange data between research groups. • To harmonize methods of data collection and processing. Scientific topics and conferences: Despite the large diversity of hydrological problems in our countries there appears always a convergence of hydrological topics of common interest in small basin research to formulate themes of our conferences to which scientists of all member countries can contribute. Examples are: hydrological monitoring, runoff generation, hydrological and environmental modelling, biogeochemical processes, extremes, uncertainties in data and model concepts, effects of natural and man-made changes, erosion, sedimentation, hillslope processes, etc. The organizing country may also select topics of more national or regional interest. The biennial conferences are very important occasions to present and discuss research and to exchange experiences. Especially young scientists can benefit from these meetings by presenting their (PhD) research, discussing their ideas and exchange data to test their hypotheses and model concepts.
Duration: 1.1.2013 - 31.12.2021
IHP-VIII Regional cooperation of the Danube countries
IHP-VIII Regionálna spolupráca podunajských krajín
Program: UNESCO
Project leader: RNDr. Miklánek Pavol CSc.
Annotation:In 1971, the hydrologists of 8 Danube Countries launched on a voluntary basis a regional hydrological cooperation aiming to produce consistent hydrological information about the whole Danube Catchment with an area of 817,000 km². Since 1987, this cooperation has been carried out in the framework of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO, so far under the coordination of the IHP National Committees of Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. The cooperation of the Danube countries within framework of the IHP of UNESCO is based on the one hand on project work and on the other on regular conferences. The aim of the conferences is to serve as a forum for discussion and exchange of views among the specialists involved.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2021
Water isotopes in the critical zone: from groundwater recharge to plant transpiration
Izotopy vody v kritickej zóne: od dopĺňania zásob podzemnej vody po transpiráciu rastlín
Program: COST
Project leader: RNDr. Holko Ladislav PhD.
Annotation:Understanding water exchange within the critical zone, i.e.the dynamic skin of the Earth that extends from vegetation canopy to groundwater, is vital for addressing key environmental problems linked to the sustainable management of water resources. The main aim of WATSON is to collect, integrate, and synthesize current interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on the partitioning and mixing of water in the critical zone taking advantage of the unique tracing capability of water isotopes. These efforts will allow going beyond the current fragmented knowledge providing a novel conceptual framework on the interactions between groundwater recharge, soil water storage, and vegetation transpiration useful for water resources management across a variety of climatic settings. The Action activities are based on a network of early career and senior scientists from different complementary disciplines who are experts in the use of water isotopes, and stakeholders from governmental agencies and private companies from 19 COST countries and one Near Neighbour Country. The ultimate goal of the network is to build capacity in the use of robust isotope approaches for water resource management.
Duration: 24.9.2020 - 23.9.2024
Fire in the Earth System: Science & Society
Požiar v systéme Zeme: veda a spoločnosť
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Lichner Ľubomír DrSc.
Annotation:FIRElinks will develop an EU-spanning network of scientists and practitioners involved in vegetation fire research and management with different backgrounds: fire dynamics, fire effects on soil, water and vegetation, and fire risk management. It will connect communities from different scientific and geographic backgrounds, allowing the discussion of different experiences and the emergence of new approaches to fire research. The objective of FIRElinks is to power synergic collaborations between European research groups and stakeholders with the objective to synthesise the existing knowledge and expertise, and to define a concerted research agenda which promotes an integrated approach to create fireresilient landscapes, taking into account biological, biochemical and-physical, but also socio-economic, perception and policy constraints. This is an urgent societal need due to expected further intensification and geographical spreading of wildfire regimes under climate change.
Duration: 24.4.2019 - 23.4.2023
Soil Eco-Technology to Recover Water Storage in disturbed Forests
Pôdna ekotechnológia obnovujúca zásobu vody v lesoch narušených ľudskou činnosťou
Program: ERANET
Project leader: Ing. Šurda Peter PhD.
Duration: 1.4.2020 - 31.3.2023
Water temperature simulation during summer low flow conditions in the Danube basin
Simulácia teploty vody v tokoch v povodí rieky Dunaj počas letných nízkych prietokov
Program: UNESCO
Project leader: RNDr. Pekárová Pavla DrSc.
Annotation:The proposed project is oriented on long-term variability and long-term trends of water temperature of selected rivers in different regions of Danube basin (high mountains, highlands, lowlands) and along the Danube River. Multiple regression technique will be used for analysis of relations between water temperature and influencing factors (low and high discharge conditions, increasing atmospheric temperature, anthropogenic activity in basin, etc.). The multiregresion simulation and stochastic forecasting models (Box Jenkins models, ARIMA, SARIMA) of water temperature will be developed for selected rivers. These models will be used for simulation of the water temperature of selected rivers according to different discharge, and air temperature scenarios. One of the expected results is the scientific base for method of water quality classification according the water temperature of water bodies in Danube basin for implementation of WFD 2000/60/EC. The results of the project will be summarized in common monograph of the project team.
Duration: 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2023
Synergy of integrated sensors and technologies for urban secured environment
Synergia integrovaných senzorov a technológií pre zabezpečenie urbanizovaného prostredia
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: Ing. Velísková Yvetta PhD.
Annotation:The SYSTEM project will design and demonstrate a data fusion system for the continuous monitoring of threats associated to the manufacturing of explosives and to the production and handling of synthetic drugs. SYSTEM will acquire and process data from the sewage wastewater and solid waste networks as well as air emissions from target areas in real-time. Such network will consist of different sensing systems, working in different and complementary utilities and environments,
Duration: 1.9.2018 - 31.8.2021

The total number of projects: 8