LIST's Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) research department comprises more than 180 life, environmental and IT scientists and engineers across four 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.
Acquiring data needed for minimizing winter losses in managed honey bee colonies across Luxembourg
Reduction of pesticide use in viticulture
Analyse the fabrication process of nettle fibres to reveal its biotechnological potential
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
A Smart Energy Management System Integrating Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles
International knowledge transfer for an integrated approach on European viticulture
Towards a smart distribution grid operation through a combined photovoltaic forecasting approach.
Generating a satellite Earth Observation-based flood inundation record with and for end users
ECOTREE aims at developing a general understanding of REE ecotoxicity to predict the possible risks associated with the current anthropogenically-driven increase in their [...]
Near real-time monitoring of flood risk in South East Asia using satellite remote sensing and hydraulic modelling
Integrating the spatiotemporal effects of vegetation water uptake on catchment travel-times and runoff generation processes.
Setting-up a crop rotation system for oilseed rape to reduce the risk of potential groundwater contamination by herbicides and to increase biodiversity in agriculture.
Quantifying and assessing the value of urban ecosystem services associated with scenarios of nature-based solutions’ implementation
Contributing to the exploration of new and interdisciplinary research avenues to overcome limitations in our current understanding of catchment functioning.
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.
Improving flood management in urban areas thanks to the latest satellite remote sensing technologies
A tool for assessing the environmental and economic performance of multifunctional silviculture and ecosystem services oriented forest management
Understanding the mechanisms of nanomaterial toxicity on freshwater invertebrates.
Nature Based Solutions for re-naturing cities: knowledge diffusion and decision support platform through new collaborative models
Towards a better risk governance of engineered nanomaterials
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
Optimizing the use of water within the dairy, pulp and paper and steel processing sectors, through innovative, sustainable and efficient processes.
Preparing the launch of an innovative in vitro model allowing for the prediction of the respiratory sensitization.
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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The effect of natural radioactivity on diatom communities in mineral springs
Shift in size of bumblebee queens over the last century