Waters in Germany are subject to permanent condition monitoring. Physical, biological and chemical factors significantly influence the quality of flowing waters. The physical factors include flow and water exchange processes, light and temperature conditions as well as turbulences. Cooling and sewage discharges additionally affect the temperature and the quality of the water. Climate change also contributes greatly to increasing water temperature and deteriorating water quality in standing and flowing waters.
As part of a cooperation project, OSSCAD develops and tests the use of fibre-optic measurement technology for spatial and temporal high-resolution temperature measurement in standing and flowing waters for the purpose of describing the condition of water quality.
The cooperation project started on September 1st, 2018 and is funded within the framework of the funding program "Central Innovation Program for SMEs" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.