A number of FIThydro partners met with a team from AMBER in Lisbon to discuss ongoing and possible collaboration between the two projects.

While FIThydro is analysing and developing methods, tools and devices for fishfriendly hydropower production, the AMBER project is mapping different types of barriers in European rivers and developing tools for improving their impacts.

The first part of the workshop focused on exchanging ideas and experiences of fieldwork, discussing such issues as ‘how  information collected from drones and the barrier Track App can be used’ and  ‘the type, extent and improvement of research being done on substrate/sediment management’. Based on this exchange the respective partners will stay in contact to work on the cooperation topics bilaterally.

During the second part of the workshop, possible future cooperation, e.g. in the form of a legacy project, was discussed. At this early stage, only ideas were collected. It was a promising start and FIThydro and AMBER will continue to explore these options.

Lea Berg (TUM)
Picture rights: Hany Abo El Wafa, TUM