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TERENO is a network of four terrestrial observatories in Germany for long-term environmental observation (> 15 years)

TERENO is embarking on new paths with an interdisciplinary and long-term research programme involving six Helmholtz Association Centers. TERENO spans an Earth observation network across Germany that extends from the North German lowlands to the Bavarian Alps. This unique large-scale project aims to catalogue the longterm ecological, social and economic impact of global change at regional level. Scientists and researchers want to use their findings to show how humankind can best respond to these changes. The TERENO network is coordinated by the institute.

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SoilNet is a wireless sensor network technology that allows real-time soil water content monitoring with a high spatial and temporal resolution from the field to the catchment scale.



TERENO-MED is a collaboration between Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, with the UFZ coordinating the project.
TERENO-MED builds on the long-term monitoring concept of TERENO to study the effects of population development, changes in land use and economic and climate change on water resources in the Mediterranean region.
The TERENO-MED network will span eight to ten observatories in representative regions of the Mediterranean. Potential locations include the South of France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, as well as countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East.

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