THALIS - GEODIAMETRIS - MIS 380207

INTEGRATED GEOINFORMATICS TECHNOLOGIES FOR TIME-LAPSE MONITORING OF LAND POLLUTION FROM THE DISPOSAL OF OLIVE-OIL MILLS WASTES

BUDGET: 526.215,10

TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CRETE

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING

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The olive-oil industry is one of the most important sectors of agricultural production in Greece, which is the third in olive-oil production country worldwide.  It is commonly accepted that the quality of the Greek olive oil is the best between the others olive oil producing countries. On the other hand, wastes from olive-oil mills constitute an important pollution problem in olive-growing areas but also an important issue to be resolved for the agricultural industry. The problem becomes greater due to the absence of a common policy among the olive-growing countries to ensure the environmental quality.

The aim of this research deviates considerable from the above projects and traditional approaches.  It tries to address the pollution problem before its exposure.  To achieve this, it proposes a suit of integrated methods and presents a tool through which the end-users (environmental authorities, Municipalities, etc.) without having the appropriate scientific background can:

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recognize and identify waste disposal sites by using GIS and Remote Sensing ,

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determine the present environmental condition (quality degradation) of the subsurface,

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successfully use an automated subsurface monitoring and warning system,

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Produce quickly and reliably risk assessment models for the broader waste disposal sites helping the responsible authorities to take critical decisions on sustainable management of waste disposal sites.

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Created: 22 Dec. 2011   View My Stats Comments/Suggestion - updated: Monday May 04, 2015