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Hinsby Klaus
KINDRA Project- Hydrogeological Research Classification System (HRC-SYS)
The first activity developed by Horizon2020 KINDRA project, focused on groundwater knowledge and research in Europe, was related to the proposal of a new classification system. Firstly, a list of keywords derived from EU directives and scientific journals publishing groundwater research with impact factor has been created. In addition, the selected keywords constituting the terminology, have been organised following a hierarchical structure. The Hydrogeological Research Classification System (HRC-SYS) has been developed by dividing groundwater research in three main categories- 1) Societal Challenges, 2) Operational Actions and 3) Research Topics. The selection of research topics was made in relation to the major natural science disciplines to which groundwater research primarily belongs. For operational actions, the selection was made according to keyword searches in scientific web-databases, groundwater science journals and EU directives and guidances. Further, the societal challenges defined by the Horizon 2020 - the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - have been considered, to make the classification as relevant as possible at EU scale. Each of these three main categories includes 5 overarching sub-categories for an easy overview of the main research areas. These sub-categories are - A) for Societal Challenges- 1. Health, 2. Food, 3. Energy, 4. Climate-Environment-Resources, 5. Policy-Innovation-Society B) for Operational Actions- 1. Mapping, 2. Monitoring, 3. Modelling, 4. Water Supply, 5. Assessment & Management+ and C) for Research Topics- 1. Biology, 2. Chemistry, 3. Geography, 4. Geology, 5. Physics & Mathematics. The complete merged list of about 240 keywords has been organised in a tree hierarchy. The classification system maps the relation between the three main categories through a 3D approach, where along each axis the 5 overarching groups are indicated. This approach allows for a 2D representation for each of the Societal Challenges, wherein Operational Actions and Research Topics intersect in a 5x5 matrix. This 2D structure and representation renders a 2D analysis and report of the relationships between groundwater research easier to perform and comprehend than 3D analyses.