Energy, Management and Observation of Rivers
For 6 years we have been developing the infrastructure to implement a worldwide water monitoring network.
Our devices are designed to monitor the local water resources, to save lives during floods and to improve the local economy with sustainable energy services.
The stations we are operating on the rivers are EMOR (Energy, Management and Observation of Rivers) and GINNI. EMOR is the basic element, it combines a floating platform with an integrated turbine that uses the current of a river, thus providing electricity for the monitoring system and measuring the flow velocity. In the process, surplus energy is generated for other possible applications.
GINNI is a hybrid System that combines a shore–sided photovoltaic installation with the EMOR to enable additional services. For more detailed information: e.Ray
Satellite based water management-
calibration with on-ground sensors
Water Resource Monitoring
The management of rivers is a core challenge of humanity.
Due to climate change, extreme weather events cause frequent changes in water cycles and water properties.
Often, rivers cross several country borders – Sharing water bodies is challenging and often causes diplomatic tensions.
Important decisions on how to operate hydropower plants e.g. regarding flood gate timing and water distribution policies are currently based on insufficient information.
River Nexus tackles these challenges with interoperable real-time data. Our goal is to integrate the data into exisitng models and provide enriched information, that is compatible with data from environmental satellites.
This information shall be on point for decision-makers, such as water authorities, insurance companies, international organizations as well as NGOs and the public.
On-ground sensors for water management: Calibration of satellite data
The River Nexus network will leverage the value of existing and future remote sensing devices like environmental satellites.
Satellite images alone, provide only limited information. In order to add value to this imagery, absolute, on-site data from ground stations is necessary. However, the satellite images provide relative value by comparing the information collected on-ground.
With information collected on-ground, satellite images are calibrated to enrich the data. This helps managing water resources more effectively and efficiently with even a minimum amount of on-ground stations.
Independent sustainable infrastructure creates a green impact in local communities
Early Flood Warning System
Effective early flood warning systems require accurate and reliable hydrological and meteorological data to provide appropriate guidance to decision–makers and the public.
Collecting insufficient and unreliable hydrological and meteorological data results in incorrect assessment and analysis which may affect human lives and property.
Quality and reliable data is the first step to ensure effective monitoring and warning services forecasting and modelling of extreme hydrological events.
The whole analysis process goes through different steps starting from collecting, validating, analyzing and processing to production of useful and quality products including early warning and bulletins for making appropriate decisions worldwide available.
For this reason, we developed the EMOR monitoring system. Running on green energy, it obtains real time data to warn the local community and gives the Decision Makers the chance to obtain action to save live and reduce damage during a flood.
Independent sustainable infrastructure creates a green impact in local communities.
Green Independent Nexus Node Infrastructure(GINNI)
Providing local energy services and hydro–meteorological information is a multiple win scenario for the local and global community.
EMOR and GINNI stations offer a great opportunity to invest in climate resilient infrastructure. The value of the River Nexus is based on the necessity of climate action and the demand for community services.
Having off-grid access to energy enables business models for remote communities, but also makes cities more resilient in case of energy shortages.
The smart infrastructure empowers local communities and leads to local acceptance because of the huge decentralized value.
The mixture between modern satellite techniques and decentralized energy generation unlocks internet-based services and grants entry to new key markets.