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.
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.
Digital Pilot Farms
Taking advantage of digitization for protecting crops and environment
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 a deeper understanding of the behaviour of nanoparticles from agriculture and traffic sources.
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.
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.
Climate change and interactions between whiteflies, plants, parasitoids, and endosymbionts
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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Observations and typification of Fragilaria cyclopum (Brutschy) Lange-Bertalot (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta)
Fragilaria subrecapitellata (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta), a new diatom species from Switzerland