SUDPLAN is a collaboration between nine institutes, organizations and companys from different parts of Europe, within the Seventh framework Programme of EU.

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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)

SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is subordinate to the Swedish Ministry of the Environment. SMHI’s expertise is used in extensive analyses, climate studies and research. The Rossby Centre, part of SMHI R&D department, is one of the leading European providers of Regional Climate Model scenarios.


AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT)

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT) is Austria's largest, non-university research organization employing about 630 people in different departments.

The group involved in SUDPLAN has more than 20 years experience in designing, building and operating environmental measurement networks, the capacity to design the network software and a proper systemic understanding of end-user needs. AIT has a long tradition in providing interdisciplinary solutions for environmental problems based on a comprehensive analysis of interactions between society, economy and nature.


cismet GmbH

cismet GmbH is a spin-off company of Environmental Informatics Group (EIG), Saarbrücken, Germany, one of the most prestigious R&D institutes in the field. EIG has one of the longest histories in the development of Environmental Information and Decision Support Systems around the world.

cismet is specialised in the integration of complex heterogeneous information systems, information architectures and large scale infrastructures in the context of Environmental Information Systems. cismet personnel have been involved in over 80 projects in the field of Enviromatics, including projects for the EU and the UN.


The Czech Environmental Information Agency (CENIA)

The Czech Environmental Information Agency is a state allowance organization reporting to the Czech Ministry of the Environment. The key objectives of the Agency are to collect, validate, assess and report the cross-media environmental information supporting better sustainability and environmental policies.

To support these goals, CENIA concentrates, on developing and managing an integrated environmental information system including primary data validation and information syntheses; developing and operating the Integrated Pollution Register (IPR), competence centres on IPPC, waste management, REACH, BAT, EIA/SEA, eco-damages and environmental economics; voluntary instruments – eco-labeling, cleaner production, EMAS, awareness raising; leading the horizontal data related processes currently represented by INSPIRE, GMES and SEIS including coordination of the national and international reporting; management of the entire information and data flows in the environmental sector.


Apertum IT AB

Apertum IT AB is a Swedish consultancy company focusing on development of air quality management systems, but also development and optimisation work on database systems with a large number of simultaneous users, typically within the Swedish governmental sector. Apertum work in close co-operation with air quality experts at SMHI, principally for the development and operation of the Airviro Air Quality Management system.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Founded in 1988, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) today is one of the largest non-profit contract research institutes in the field of innovative software technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods. DFKI is focusing on the complete cycle of innovation – from world-class basic research and technology development through leading-edge demonstrators and prototypes to product functions and commercialization. Based in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen, and Berlin, DFKI ranks among the “Centers of Excellence” worldwide.

An important element of DFKI's mission is to move innovations as quickly as possible from the lab into the marketplace. Only by maintaining research projects at the forefront of science DFKI has the strength to meet its technology transfer goals. The research and technology development is carried out in 9 research labs, 5 competence centers, and 4 transfer centers.


The Stockholm - Uppsala Air Quality Management Association (SULVF)

The Stockholm - Uppsala Air Quality Management Association (SULVF) is responsible for air quality management in the Stockholm, Uppsala counties and Gävle/Sandviken area. SULVF is a nongovernmental organization consisting of 35 municipalities, three county administrations and some major industries. The operator of the SULVF regional system for air quality monitoring and surveillance has since the start 1992 been SLB-analys, part of the Stockholm City Environmental and Health Protection Administration.


City of Wuppertal

The city of Wuppertal is located in North Rhine Westphalia, and is the centre of the Bergisches Land region. On 169 km²s 360000 inhabitants live in the city. Wuppertal is an old industrial centre of Germany. The population mostly lives in the steep Wupper valley and in the hills on both sides of the valley.

The city employs several thousand people. The “Abteilung Stadtentwässerung” (department responsible for drainage) has the responsibility to make sure that the drainage system is operational, now and in the future. In order to do so, the city contracts several providers, most importantly the WSW Energy and Water AG, and the Wupperverband, a regional supplier in the Wupper catchment. The most important current task oft the department is the development of a long term plan which can cope with the changing situation.

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Graz University of Technology (TUG)

Graz University of Technology is founded in 1811 and almost 200 years of research and teaching in society’s service make TU Graz one of Austria's most venerable scientific institutions. Since 2004 Graz University of Technology is divided into seven faculties that comprise 105 institutes and becomes a legal entity in public law.

Since 1878, TUG has had its own Faculty of Civil Engineering Sciences. No less than 18 institutes are active in the fields of structural engineering, transportation, water and environment, geotechnics, as well as the building and construction industry and construction economics.

The research activities of the institutes are, of course, very practice-oriented. The Institute of Urban Water Management and Landscape Water Engineering is one part of the Faculty of Civil Engineering Sciences and directed by Prof. Harald Kainz who is currently also Vice Rector of TUG. The institute is dealing with urban water management and with landscape water engineering aspects and focuses on "Water in Environmental Protection" in teaching, in research and in the public domain.

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