New Aeres lectureship for Deltares expert
Published: 11 December 2020
As a new lecturer, he will work on a range of Almere courses, including Applied Biology and Geo Media & Design, and with international students from the Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis course. Students will be involved in a range of assignments and/or internships. In addition, Dionisio Pires will actively seek to establish alliances with parties such as Royal Eijkelkamp, Water Insight and ACACIA Water. Dionisio Pires hopes to use his position as a lecturer to further innovations in water quality management. He says: “It would be fantastic if the innovations were to be really implemented in water quality management and become part of an accepted approach. I also hope to make students enthusiastic about their internship or assignment, and that they will found own spin-off companies as a result. That would be a major achievement.’’
Dionisio Pires is an aquatic ecologist/limnologist at Deltares and he works on innovative measurement techniques such as remote sensing, DNA sampling and research with drones. He also leads a range of projects in the field of water quality forecasting. That involves using computer models such as EWACS (a 3D prediction model for floating layers of blue-green algae) and the AlgenRadar (a statistical model for the prediction of concentrations of algal blooms).