Helmholtz Water Network

Research Infrastructures

infrastrukturen

Photo: André Künzelmann, UFZ

Overview

ACROSS - Advanced Remote Sensing – Ground Truth Demo and Test Facilities
BIOFILM - Microscopy platform
Laser Scanning Microscopy - Microscopy platform
BIOSIMS - Analytical platform of high-resolution instruments
COSYNA - Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas
EnMap - Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program
GCEF - Global Change Experimental Facility
HyMeX - Hydrological cycle in Mediterranean Experiment
JUQUEEN - Jülich Blue Gene/Q Supercomputing Platform
KIT CUBE - Overall monitoring system for probing the atmosphere
MetaPro - Development of tools and effective strategies for the optimisation of useful secondary METAbolite PROduction in planta
MOBICOS - Mobile Aquatic Mesocosms
MOSAIC - Model Driven Site Assessment, Information and Control
MOSES - Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems
TERENO - Terrestrial Environmental Observatories
TERENO-MED - Terrestrial Environmental Observatories in the Mediterranean region
TERENO- SoilCan -UMS Lysimeter systems for the TERENO network
Urbanes hydrologisches Observatorium Dresden
VISLAB - Visualisation of Terrestrial Environments


Infrastructure

Short description

Interface to RPs

Institutions involved

ACROSS
(Advanced Remote Sensing - Ground Truth Demo and Test Facilities)

ACROSS provides reference data of environmental variables across spatial and temporal scales and compartments in order to enhance the interpretation of satellite data for environmental science.

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

AWI
GEOMAR
FZJ
GFZ
HMGU
HZG
KIT
UFZ

BIOFILM

Laser Scanning Microscopy

Microscopy platforms for the investigation of structure, function and processes in microbial communities.

RP 3: SolFlux

HMGU
UFZ

BIOSIMS

Analytical platform of high-resolution instruments for the visualisation of elemental and isotopic compositions in individual cells, biofilms and tissues.

RP 3: SolFlux

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

UFZ

COSYNA
(Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas)

COSYNA is a long-term and coastline observatory for the German part of the North Sea. With its comprehensive monitoring system it enables to capture the environmental status. Additionally, several stationary or mobile automatically observation stations within the coastal area as well as satellite measurements continuously provide data for modelling.

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

HZG
AWI

ENMAP
(Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program)

EnMAP will be the first German hyperspectral earth observation mission in the orbit. From the spectral records of EnMAP, quantitative parameters of the surface can be deduced, which characterize the condition as well as the change of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Goals of the scientific research with EnMAP are the following: to explore the globally linked environmental processes and their variation; to study the complex impacts of human interference with the ecosystems; and to support the sustainable usage of natural resources.

FP 4 Integrierte Observations- und Monitoringkonzepte

DLR

GCEF
(Global Change Experimental Facility)

The GCEF is a pilot field plot located in „Bad Leuchstädt“, which allows to create climatic conditions expected in the future. Especially high temperatures and seasonally reduced precipitation (esp. during summer) in Central Germany are being simulated.

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

UFZ

HyMeX
(Hydrological cycle in Mediterranean Experiment)

Improved understanding of the mediterranean water clycle.

RP 1: Global Change and Hydrological Extremes

KIT
DLR

JUQUEEN
( Jülich Blue Gene/Q Supercomputing Platform)

Jülich Supercomputing Centre‘s JUQUEEN in Germany is currently the fastest High-Performance-Computer in Europe. With an arithmetic operation of around 6 quadrillions per second, highly complex models in the fields of climatology, neutron research, nanoscale material science or neurology can be run.

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

RP 5: Integrated Modelling and Model Benchmarking

FZJ

KIT CUBE
(Overall monitoring system for probing the atmosphere)

The KITcube is a long-term observatory system for experimental research of the atmosphere. Ground based remote sensing instruments (Radar & Lidar) and devices for in-situ measurements (turbulence, radiation, measuring towers) can completely record all relevant processes as well as meteorological parameters within an atmospheric volume of 10km2 in terms of time and space. Using the KITcube shall help to clarify questions like the interaction of turbulence and convection of near the ground air layers with the formation of high-reaching cumulus clouds and the development of precipitation and thunderstorms.

RP 1: Global Change and Hydrological Extremes

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

KIT


(Development of tools and effective strategies for the optimisation of useful secondary METAbolite PROduction in plant)

Analytical platform for the identification and quantification of degradation products of environmental chemicals and ecotoxicological effects on the metabolism of model organisms.

RP 3: SolFlux

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

UFZ

MOBICOS
(Mobile Aquatic Mesocosms)

MOBICOS are eight mobile containers, located in or next to water, which are used to perform near-natural studies and experiments in the river basins of the Elbe and Bode rivers. This infrastructure can be seen as the interface between laboratory and field experiments.

RP 3: SolFlux

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

UFZ
University of Bayreuth

MOSAIC
(Model Driven Site Assessment, Information and Control)

MOSAIC is a platform for model based geohydrological exploration of the near surface area, using new, low-invasive methods. The technologies combined in MOSAIC enable a high-resolution exploration of subsurface structures.

RP 3: SolFlux

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

UFZ

MOSES
(Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems)

MOSES is an observing system, which comprises highly flexible and mobile observation modules which are particularly designed to investigate the interactions of short-term events and long-term trends across Earth compartments.

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

RP 5: Integrated Modelling and Model Benchmarking

UFZ
FZJ
KIT
GFZ
HMGU
DLR
HZG
AWI
GEOMAR

TERENO
Terrestrial Environmental Observatories

TERENO is a network of observatories for an integrated Earth Observation in areas of Germany, especially sensitive to the climate (North-East German plains, Low Rhine Embayment, Bavarian Alps/ Alpine foothills). Researchers study, on a regional scale, the long-term impacts of the global change to the terrestrial environmental systems as well as their consequences for social and economic interactions.

RP 1: Global Change and Hydrological Extremes

RP 3: SolFlux

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

RP 5: Integrated Modelling and Model Benchmarking

FZJ
UFZ
KIT
GFZ
HMGU
DLR
& several universities

TERENO-MED
(Terrestrial Environmental Observatories in the Mediterranean region)

TERENO-MED (Terrestrial Environmental Observatories in the Mediterranean region) is a network of Global Change observatories covering representative sites of the Northern, Southern and Eastern rim of the Mediterranean. TERENO-MED’s objective is to TERENO initiative: investigate the effects of anthropogenic impacts and of climate change on Mediterranean water resources and ecosystems in an integrated environmental approach. TERENO-MED has been initiated by the two Helmholtz Centres UFZ and JÜLICH.

RP 1: Global Change and Hydrological Extremes

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

RP 6: Water Scarcity

UFZ
FZJ
French Research Alliance: AllEnvie (SICMED, HYMEX)

TERENO-SoilCan
(UMS Lysimeter systems for the TERENO network)

National lysimeter network providing long-term data sets for improvement of models describing biosphere-atmosphere-hydrosphere exchange processes for different soils and land uses under conditions of climate change.

RP 3: SolFlux

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

RP 5: Integrated Modelling and Model Benchmarking

KIT
FZJ
HMGU
UFZ
DLR
GFZ

Urban hydrological observatorium Dresden

The UHOD is an urban long-term observatory in the city of Dresden, in order to better understand the interaction between natural and artificial urban waters. Researchers analyze processes of transportation for ecologically relevant contents of sewage and rain water within urban drainage systems and flowing waters.

RP 2: UWRM

RP 3: SolFlux

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

TU Dresden

UFZ

VISLAB
(Visualisation of Terrestrial Environments)

The VISLAB is a visualization center and enables the 3D-visualization of data resulting from measurements and numeric simulations. Geoscientific model results can be graphically presented in order to improve the dialogue between scientists and decision-makers.

RP 1: Global Change and Hydrological Extremes

RP 2: UWRM

RP 3: SolFlux

RP 4: Integrated Observation of the terrestrial water cycle

RP 5: Integrated Modelling and Model Benchmarking

RP 6: Water Scarcity

UFZ
GFZ (TESSIN-VISlab)

News

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Broschüre

Events

07.-09.06.2017: International ICLEA Symposium „Climate Change and Landscape Evolution in North Central Europe“ (GFZ)

04.-18.8.2017 CAWR International Summer School "Network functional dynamics -
Technological, Human & Ecological Dimensions
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Contact

Greta Jäckel
Helmholtz Water Network Outreach and Networking
greta.jaeckel@ufz.de
Phone: +49 341 235 1784