BufferTech – Intelligent bufferzones

The project conducts research into optimisation of the ecosystem services of bufferzones (nature, environ-ment and production) by constructing them in a differentiated and cost-effective way in the landscape with the use of novel and innovative management methods and technological solutions

Research into how ‘intelligent’ bufferzones near rivers should be designed and maintained in time and space for optimum gain of their ecosystem services is inadequate. There is a lack of strong interdisciplinary research in the potential of buffer strips. In our work, we will include local aspects and interests through the involvement of local landowners and stakeholders


Buffer strip protects against erosion

Severe erosion towards the stream

Testing of erosion and vegetation