WEQUAL

Web service center for a quality multidimensional design and tele-operated monitoring of green infrastructures

The project has the aim to develop a new quality multidimensional designing support system, integrated with solutions for aiding environmental monitoring, for works and activities related to Green Infrastructures.

‚ÄčThe WEQUAL project pursues the objective of creating a web platform to help design engineers and technicians from the public administration conduct monitoring activities of river areas and assess the environmental, economic and social impact of various design alternatives of hydraulic works. The use of innovative monitoring techniques and multi-dimensional assessment methods (multi-criteria and multi-attributes) allows to increase the amount of information collected and to evaluate with better precision the impact of a hydraulic work both during and after its realisation. For this purpose, various kinds of monitoring systems were used (vectors + sensors). The information extracted from the collected data was correlated with the information derived from manual monitoring systems. The final goal is to find out whether it is possible to replace existing manual monitoring systems with automated systems which are less costly and more rapid. Such a technological shift would allow to considerably increase the frequency of monitoring activities in the years following implementation, thereby reducing the total impact of maintenance interventions.

Project details

Name: WEQUAL

Funding programme: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano - Investments for growth and employment 2014 - 2020.

Lead Partner: Maccaferri Innovation Center

Project Partners: Naturstudio; MAVTech s.r.l.; Libera Università di Bolzano. Fraunhofer Italia Research (scientific subcontracting)

Duration: 01/01/2017 - 30/09/2019