The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department comprises more than 200 life, environmental and IT scientists and engineers across three research units. These units bring together the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle the major environmental challenges our society is facing today, including climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control.
Across the Environmental Research and Technology platform, LIST offers a wide range of standardized and made-to-measure services in the fields of testing, measurement, analysis, innovation management and methods. The platform hosts laboratory facilities for chemical and biological analyses (Greentech), as well as important field facilities (LIST’s Observatory for Climate and Environment).
Central to LIST’s “smart green” vision is increasing its collaboration with industry. The establishment of a Green Tech Innovation Centre (GTIC-L) linking the public and private sectors targets the goal of contributing to the realization of the national circular economy strategy. Sectors identified include construction and industry, renewable energy, organic waste, agriculture and food, soil remediation and use, and water.
Help consumers and businesses apply the “right to know” about extremely concerning substances present in consumer articles via innovative IT tools.
Create a new tool based on satellite Earth observations and hydrodynamic models, in order to better evaluate large-scale flood hazard.
Validation of the SAR-based CCI water bodies product
Regional climate change projection based on the RCP2.6 and RCP8.5 emissions scenarios for the Greater Region.
A Smart Energy Management System Integrating Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles
International knowledge transfer for an integrated approach on European viticulture
Omics-assisted characterization and enrichment of the phylum Cloacimonetes for a better anaerobic digestion performance.
Towards a smart distribution grid operation through a combined photovoltaic forecasting approach.
Digital Pilot Farms
Taking advantage of digitization for protecting crops and environment
Develop an innovative decision support system integrating various digital tools for sustainable and economical deconstruction and reuse strategies.
Generating a satellite Earth Observation-based flood inundation record with and for end users
Integrating the spatiotemporal effects of vegetation water uptake on catchment travel-times and runoff generation processes.
Energy management system for smart sustainable buildings : planning, operation and optimal integration in the smart energy.
Contributing to the exploration of new and interdisciplinary research avenues to overcome limitations in our current understanding of catchment functioning.
Towards a deeper understanding of the behaviour of nanoparticles from agriculture and traffic sources.
Promoting the use of and facilitating the rapid access to Copernicus satellite data.
With the help of drone data, a yearly monitoring of the esca will be established which shall allow a better understanding of the disease.
Understanding the mechanisms of nanomaterial toxicity on freshwater invertebrates.
Providing reliable metrics to assess the environmental sustainability of green bonds and funds
Towards a better risk governance of engineered nanomaterials
A new value proposition in the life cycle assessment of buildings and districts, that factors in multi- aspects real-time data to attenuate the environmental impacts of our built [...]
Enabling optical synergies to better characterize and predict the dynamic response of vegetation in changing conditions.
Towards a better and sustainable dairy cattle management through a national decision support tool
Unlocking the smart building potential by bridging the gaps between innovation, markets and policy.
Optimizing irrigation and saving water using thermal infrared remote sensing
Analysing threats imposed by vegetable viruses under current and future climate conditions.
Towards a better understanding and prediction of environmental change consequences on the vegetation and water balance in ecosystems.
Identification of mechanisms induced by heavy metals in resistance of plants to frost.
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Stem cells of aquatic invertebrates as an advanced tool for assessing ecotoxicological impacts
Impact of heat treatment on the acid induced gelation of brewers’ spent grain protein isolate