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Accurate, but quickly actionable information on reservoir and river environments – this is what hydropower business needs. So far, stakeholders have had to rely on limited information from small, selected sources when designing dams or deciding on flushing or dredging operations.

Satellite technology can boost hydropower management and help you advance sediment management. – Join us for events and free webinars on HYPOS, the new toolbox for space-based information on reservoirs and river environments. It allows evaluations for current and future hydropower projects – faster, at lower costs and with less risks than before.

Technical Launch at “HYDRO 2022” in Strasbourg (F)

Conference talk in Session 18 and launch event at the booth.
April, 25 – 27

HYPOS’ technical launch took place at the HYDRO ’22, Europe’s large exhibition for the hydropower industry. On 26 April, we contributed to the Conference Session 18 “Innovation in data acquisition”. The next day we welcomed HYDRO delegates to the technical launch at EOMAP’s booth. Both were a pleasure. See below the short video we showed at the booth.

Water Monitoring and HYPOS portal - a short intro

Couldn’t attend HYDRO ’22?
Read the Article in Waterpower Magazine 1/22 or just get in touch to learn more.

Webinar #2: “HYPOS – Hydropower Management from Space”

Diving Deeper: Validating data and exploring the benefits.
March 31st, 14:00  – 15:00 CET
Invitation to HYPOS Webinar #2 - picture: Moiry Dam - c/ P. de Goumoens

How accurate are satellite-derived water quality data? And how do they benefit hydropower managers and dam designers aiming for smart monitoring and sediment release? Following a first preview in December 2021, we dive deeper into validation and benefits.

 

Your key take-aways:
  • See how hydrological models and water quality products were validated in use cases at European reservoirs.
  • Learn from data scientists, how hydrological models (flow, sedimentation, snow, evaporation) have been validated in reservoirs in Switzerland, Georgia and Albania.
  • Find out, how uncertainties were dealt with when estimating sediment fluxes on Arve River and Verbois.
  • Let environmental experts show you, how robust Earth Observation (EO) data (e.g. on water reflectance and total suspended matter) proved to be in fieldwork campaigns at Gebidem dam, Banja dam and Verbois-Chancy-Pougny barrages.
  • Dam engineering experts will showcase the opportunities HYPOS offers for both the development and operation phases. It will fill data gaps, optimize sediment release operations or visualize baselines and seasonal trends.
  • Get in touch with the project team within the Q & A session and tell us about your specific requirements. – We appreciate your input until the launch of the portal at HYDRO ’22.
The Speakers
Karin Schenk - EOMAP Manager Water Quality Team

As the lead project manger, Karin will give a short introduction to the webinar topic, the agenda and the speakers of the HYPOS consortium.

Karin Schenk
EOMAP - Manager Water Quality
Dr. Marina Launay - stucky

Marina will report on the: “Estimation of sediment fluxes from satellite images: discussion of associated uncertainties” with a focus on datasets from Arve River and Verbois.

Dr. Marina Launay
Stucky - Hydraulic and Sediment Expert

Mariano, a senior researcher at CNR, is an expert in remote sensing techniques and bio-optical modeling for water quality. He is responsible of validation, uncertainties of data and assessments for sediment research and EO algorithm development and improvements. He will show the validation of satellite-derived water quality products using in-situ measurements.

Dr. Mariano Bresciani
CNR - Ecologist at National Research Council of Italy
Dr. Alena Bartosova - SMHI

Alena from SMHI’s is an expert in hydrological and sediment modeling. She will report on the validation of hydrological models (flow, sediments, snow, evapotranspiration), focusing on Banja and Enguri: “From global to local model: validation through data and process understanding”

Dr. Alena Bartosova
SMHI - Senior Researcher in water quality modeling, Hydrology R&D
Dr. Marcelo Leite Ribeiro

Hydropower expert Marcelo from Stucky (CH) will focus on the benefits of the HYPOS portal for both the development and the operation phase of hydropower sites. He knows from many projects that reliable and accurate data on sediment flow are key drivers of sustainability in hydropower business.

Dr. Marcelo Leite Ribeiro
Stucky - Head of Hydropower Schemes Dept.
Prof. Nils Rüther of the Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Nils is responsible for sediment research at the hydropower site of Banja, at the Devoll river in Albania, in partnership with Statkraft. He will lead the Q & A session of Webinar #2.

Prof. Nils Rüther
NTNU - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Can’t attend on March 31st?
Send us an E-mail, and we’ll send you a recording shortly after the webinar.

Webinar #1: “HYPOS – Hydropower Management from Space”

Introduction to Decision Support – powered by Satellite technology
December 15th, 14:00  – 15:00 CET

The first free webinar on the new HYdroPOwer Suite (HYPOS) was held on 15th December, 2021 | 14:00 (CET)
142 people from 37 countries joined us. – Here are more details to it. Just get in touch with us if you wish to receive the recordings.

A short demo tour of the HYPOS portal

Your key take-aways:
  • See “live” how to access satellite, modelling and in situ data within a few mouse clicks. – HYPOS can empower you to a quick, but comprehensive view on your reservoir or river catchment.
  • Learn from data scientists how to easily combine key hydrological parameters to innovative assessment tools. – A strong decision support tool for hydropower managers and planners.
  • Dam engineering experts will show you how the portal performed in reservoirs in Europe. It has been tested on hydropower sites in Switzerland, Albania and Georgia.
  • Get in touch with the project team within the Q & A session and tell us about your specific requirements. – We appreciate your input until the launch of the portal at HYDRO ’22.
The Speakers
Karin Schenk - EOMAP Manager Water Quality Team

As the lead project manger, Karin will give a short introduction to the webinar topic, the agenda and the 6 speakers of the HYPOS consortium.

Karin Schenk
EOMAP - Manager Water Quality
Dr. Marcelo Leite Ribeiro

Hydropower expert Marcelo from Stucky, Switzerland will set the scene. He will illustrate why reliable and accurate data on sediment flow are the key drivers of sustainability in hydropower business.

Dr. Marcelo Leite Ribeiro
Stucky - Head of Hydropower Schemes Dept.
Dr. Thomas Heege, CEO of EOMAP - a leading company in mapping and monitoring of aquatic environments

The physicist and founder of EOMAP will introduce you to the key features of the HYPOS portal. He is claiming “Better data” for the hydropower business. HYPOS’ idea is to offer a quick, accurate and panoptic view on a whole river catchment or a whole reservoir. Earth observation data play a key role.

Dr. Thomas Heege
EOMAP - Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Nils Rüther of the Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Nils is responsible for sediment research at the hydropower site of Banja, at the Devoll river in Albania, in partnership with Statkraft. He will show how both are contributing to data accuracy of the HYPOS portal by providing in situ data for calibration and validation.

Prof. Nils Rüther
NTNU - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fabian von Trentini - Hydrologist with EOMAP

Fabian will give you a live demo of the HYPOS portal. In a short video, he will show how to access key hydrological data within few mouseclicks.

Fabian von Trentini
EOMAP - Hydrologist in the Water Quality Team
Dr. Marina Launay - stucky

Marina will wrap up the most important learnings of the webinar. She will focus on the benefits of the HYPOS portal’s approach for both the development and the operation phase of hydropower sites.

Dr. Marina Launay
Stucky - Hydraulic and Sediment Expert
Dr. Alena Bartosova - SMHI

Alena is enriching the HYPOS consortium with her and SMHI’s expertise in hydrological and sediment modeling, providing real-time information on flows and sediments in rivers as well as historical averages. She will lead the Q & A session.

Dr. Alena Bartosova
SMHI - Senior Researcher in water quality modeling, Hydrology R&D

Couldn’t attend on December 15th?
Send us an E-mail, and we’ll send you a recording shortly after the webinar.

By the way: HYPOS was listed by the International Hydropower Association on the Innovation hub of the World Hydropower Congress in 2020.