The Portuguese research centre CERENA (Centre for Natural Resources and Environment) belongs to the consortium of InTheMED project. The objective of the InTheMED project is to develop a web decision support platform that allows aquifer users to know the impact of their actions on underground resources. CERENA will not only contribute on the communication of the project but also with the generation of innovative tools to model groundwater aquifers. According to Leonardo Azevedo, the Principal Investigator of the Portuguese partner, “this project is an opportunity for CERENA to demonstrate its state-of-art methods in modelling spatial phenomena in a key topic for the future such as groundwater management”.
The project will be developed in 5 pilot study cases distributed within the participating countries, and in Portugal CERENA will study the Castro Verde aquifer in association with SOMINCOR.