Integrated Management of Hydrosystems in Conjunction with an Advanced Information System (ODYSSEUS)


Duration: July 2003–June 2006

Budget: €779 656

Commissioned by: General Secretariat of Research and Technology

Contractor: NAMA


  1. Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering
  2. Municipal Company of Water Supply and Sewerage of Karditsa
  3. Aeiforiki Dodekanisou
  4. Marathon Data Systems

Project director: D. Koutsoyiannis

Principal investigator: A. Andreadakis

Programme: ΕΠΑΝ, Φυσικό Περιβάλλον και Βιώσιμη Ανάπτυξη

The project aims at providing support to decision-making processes within the direction of integrated management of water resource systems at a variety of scales. Several methodologies and computing tools are developed, which are incorporated into an integrated information system. The main deliverable is an operational software package of general use, which is evaluated and tested on two pilot case studies, concerning hydrosystems in Greece with varying characteristics (Karditsa, Dodecanesus). The end-product of the project is a software system for simulation and optimisation of hydrosystem operation, as well as a series of separate software applications for solving specific problems, aiming at producing input data to the central system or post-processing of the results. The project includes eleven work packages, eight for basic research, two for industrial research and one for the pilot applications.