Rianne Giesen

HydroLogic Research is partner in various international research and innovation projects, supporting the visualisation and access to project data with their online software platform HydroNET. Through participation in these projects the functionalities of HydroNET are being improved and enhanced.

As project leader I maintained the contact with the project coordinator and other consortium partners on the one hand and coordinated the developments in HydroNET on the other hand. The projects I worked on are:

  • TWIGA (EU H2020). The aim of TWIGA is to provide currently unavailable geo-information on weather, water, and climate for Africa by enhancing satellite-based data with innovative in-situ sensors and developing relevant information services.
  • GROW Observatory (EU H2020). GROW aimed to set up a citizen observatory to share and advance knowledge about growing food, at the same time collecting soil observations to serve both growers and scientists.
  • Ground Truth 2.0 (EU H2020). The goal of Ground Truth 2.0 was to set up and validate six citizen observatories about environmental management in six countries (four in Europe, two in Africa).
  • Rain for Africa (G4AW). Rain for Africa aimed to make a significant contribution to empowering farmers in South Africa by providing weather information and agricultural advice to food producers on different scales.



My PhD thesis is available for download (18.1 MB).

Thesis R.H. Giesen