ACRI-HE is a company of the ACRI-Group, with ACRI-ST as majority shareholder, which was founded by bringing together the environmental studies of ACRI-ST with Earth Observations and the activity of HOCER in environmental in-situ surveys and modelling (e.g. sedimentology, bathymetry, oceanography). The rationale of this merger is to have a dedicated structure fully focused on the development and exploitation of emerging EO-derived services in the COPERNICUS context.
ACRI-HE performs research activities related to theoretical and numerical fluid dynamics, geophysics, ocean and atmosphere modelling, develops and operates information services related to the surveillance and forecast of the Earth environment, especially for the water quality monitoring (ocean, coastal and inland water). ACRI-HE has a large experience in Earth Observation data analysis, processing and valorisation in various domains, and in particular developing aquaculture support services. ACRI-HE is skilled in use of Earth Observation for marine applications. ACRI- HE has experience in the development and the delivery of environmental services dedicated to end- users such as Navies, local communities and geophysical companies, which are based on the concomitant use of Earth Observation, in-situ data and numerical models. ACRI-HE contributes to a wide scope of studies by local, national and international environmental agencies such as, analysis of user requirements, technological constraints study, analysis and implementation of solutions, estimation and monitoring of environmental, economic and social impacts.
ACRI-ST has transferred its EO applications activities to a newly created company ACRI-HE in 2014, including its experience in the development and the delivery of environmental services dedicated to end-users such as Navies, local communities and geophysical companies, which are based on the concomitant use of Earth Observation, in-situ data and numerical models.
Main tasks in the project
ACRI-HE will be the focal point for Ocean colour data access and processing to derive specific indicators and parameters within WP4. This will ensure the right connection to Copernicus data and thrid parties missions as available. Also ACRI-HE will contribute to local hydrodynamic modelling of the rivers discharge and the behavior of turbid plumes close to the rivers mouth, taking into account the evolution of the coastline due to permafost thawing.
ACRI-HE staff involved in Nunataryuk
Dr. Antoine Mangin