Integrated real-time data access and monitoring systems for hydrological investigations and water resources management

Hermann Stadler*, Paul Skritek, Christian Kollmitzer, Erich Klock, Wolfgang Zerobin, Andreas Farnleitner

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to book/report/conference proceedingContribution to conference proceeding

2 Citations (Scopus)


Global changes in ecosystems, the growth of population as well as the modifications to legal frameworks, in recent years have caused an increasing requirement for groundwater and spring water quality monitoring with the target of supplying present and future consumers with high-quality uncontaminated drinking water. There is also the demand for sustainable protection of drinking water resources which causes the deployment and use of early warning systems and quality assurance networks in water supplies. Hydrological research has to seize these challenges by groundbreaking, multidisciplinary approaches. Data transmission using Low Earth Orbit Satellites (LEOS) provides world-wide "nomadic" on-line datacommunication. This is particularly important for regions which are inaccessible by land-based wireless (GSM/UMTS) or geostationary (GEO) satellite systems. For several years our working-group has successfully applied LEO satellite data transmission to hydro-meteorological research, e.g. for online data transmission, event-triggered water quality monitoring and sampling networks and also for remote quality monitoring of online measurements. This paper shows the possibilities of bringing these different systems together. This is achieved by a bi-directional satellite link, near-real-time data transmission, event monitoring and event sampling as well as remote quality monitoring of on-line field measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRole of Hydrology in Water Resources Management
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventRole of Hydrology in Water Resources Management Symposium - Capri, Italy
Duration: 13 Oct 200816 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Publication
ISSN (Print)0144-7815


ConferenceRole of Hydrology in Water Resources Management Symposium


  • Automated event sampling
  • Drinking water protection
  • Early warning systems
  • LEO-satellite communication
  • On-line data access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Integrated real-time data access and monitoring systems for hydrological investigations and water resources management'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this