Center of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology

CRAHI is a technological innovation center of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) aimed at developing methodologies and models to support the management of: Hydrological cycle processes; hydrometeorological risks; water resources management; climate-induced emergencies, and adaptation to climate change. At CRAHI, observations and processing of remote sensing data are combined with innovative models and IT applications for forecasting and alerting to support the decision-making process and managing resources and emergencies

In 2006, HYDS was created as a spin-off initiative from CRAHI. HYDS aims at transferring R + D in innovative operational solutions in the field of hydrometeorology.

Since then, CRAHI has been evolving and expanding until consolidating itself as an International benchmark. The center offers tailor-made and demand-oriented services, helping national and international organizations and companies to design strategies to meet global challenges. The more than 20 years in high-quality research have positioned CRAHI as leaders at national and international level.

Our objetives

Within the climate emergency we are currently facing, CRAHI has the following objectives:

  • Support society in their climate change adaptation
  • Develop support tools for hydrometeorological forecasting and emergency management
  • Faciliate the participation of companies in innovation projects
  • Contribute to objective G of the Sendai and the Sustainable Development Goals

CRAHI’s mission is to provide a scientific and technological response to needs in the field of hydrometeorological management and forecasting, training staff and developing forecasting models and decision support tools aimed at minimizing meteorological risks.

In this way, CRAHI aims at continuing to be a center of reference in hydrometeorological research at European level while being at the forefront of promoting innovative solutions that increase the resilience of society, infrastructures, provate sector and civil protection agencies in the face of risks arising from the climate emergency.


Technological Innovation




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