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.

research units

Environmental sensing and modelling / Environmental and industrial biotechnologies / Environmental sustainability assessment and circularity / Intelligent Clean Energy Systems

Priority areas

  • Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies
  • Space-enabled solutions for the environment and agriculture
  • Renewable energies and energy systems
  • Water resource management
  • Quantification of the impacts of human production and consumption activities on the environment and natural resources
  • Support of environmental, agriculture and health policies

Equipment and facilities

Across the Environmental Research and Technology platform, LIST offers a wide range of standardised 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 realisation 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.

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Current projects


Towards a quantification of anthropogenic immissions in Luxembourg based on near real time and high frequency measurement campaigns.


Help consumers and businesses apply the “right to know” about extremely concerning substances present in consumer articles via innovative IT tools.


Plant hydraulics response to extreme climate conditions


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.


Develop an innovative digital decision support system to reduce waste within the construction sector and the huge CO2 emissions of the industry.


Generating a satellite Earth Observation-based flood inundation record with and for end users


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 innovative plant-based production processes for the commercial exploitation of scientifically validated cosmetic ingredients.


Developing training courses and cooperation schemes for the construction industry in the field of energy-efficient buildings and to initiate legislative changes in this area.


Integration of Internet of Things (IoT) and Satellite Communication (SATCOM) for smart agriculture applications.


Promoting the use of and facilitating the rapid access to Copernicus satellite data.


Exploiting the potential of 5G, IoT, EO, cloud and ML for sustainable digital farming solutions.


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.


Healthy plants for healthy food


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.


Protecting and strengthening the economic sustainability of the viticultural sector in the AOP - Moselle Luxembourgeoise“ under changing climatic conditions.


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.

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