Overall project objective:

Explore and develop methodology supporting the vision of developing a future service providing national authorities with hind-cast and real-time snow and avalanche information retrieved from earth observation data.


  • Improve the spatial and temporal resolution of in-situ snowpack parameters measurements;
  • Developmentofalgorithmsandimplementationofaprototypesnowmonitoringsystem combining Sentinel-1/-3 satellite data, weather station data, and hydrological modelling for snowpack parameters estimation;
  • Assess the impact of climate change on the snow-related resources and hazards;
  • Define and test a reliable methodology for the snowmelt infiltration component of the hydrogeological cycle;
  • Develop and implement a data assimilation procedure for adjusting the snowpack related state parameters within the snow models module of the hydrological forecasting models;
  • Develop methods for avalanche detection, modelling, and hazard assessment;
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