Digitalized Groundwater Measuring Station System

Digitalized Groundwater Measuring Station System

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Digitalized Groundwater Measuring Station System contains information about the movement of water which is very important for oak and other native species in forests. 
Groundwater Measuring Station System

In the last ten years, Croatia records an increased number of dried oaks. Due to the adverse effect of rainwater and groundwater, various pests, insects and caterpillars, the yield of forest seed is diminishing which is key in the renewal of oak forest areas. 

Digitalized Groundwater Measuring Station System was developed within the project „Protecting the English Oak in the Hungary-Croatia cross-border region”. Project coordinator was forest company Mecsekerdő Zrt. from Hungary and project partner was Croatian Forest Ltd., Forest administration Našice (Croatia).

System contains information about the movement of water which is very important for oak and other native species in forests. Measuring Station System records groundwater oscillation and changes in pressure and registers new data every two hours. Forest managers can use this information for responding to the trend of decrease or increment of groundwater and timely respond to changes.

The main result of Oak protection project is the installament of cross border groundwater monitoring system, comprised of 50 stationary pipes, automatically recording groundwater and meteorological data. 

Origin of wood
Forest
Domain
Forest management, ecosystem, resilience
Keywords
Water movement meausuring station system.
Challenge addressed
1.- Improve forest resilience and adaption to climate change
Type of solution
Advice and services for forest owners
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
Yes
Country of origin
Croatia
Scale of application
Local
Start and end year
2017 - 2019
Contact data
Owner or author
Croatian Forests Ltd, Forest Administration Našice
Reporter
Competence Centre Ltd. for research and development
Phd Ivan Ambroš
References and Resources
Project reference
Protecting the English Oak in the Hungary-Croatia cross-border region
Resources
Video gallery
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0