The Niphargus project started around 2013 at the Royal Belgian Institute of natural Sciences, in the Geological Survey of Belgium research unit ( , with scientists looking for customized instruments to monitor long terms processes in difficult environments (typically underground caves and galleries, water streams and wells).

Niphargus logger early prototype, 2013
“Niphargus ictus” (Flot et al.)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:171

The first output of this project was a small low power temperature logger, the original “Niphargus” named after an freshwater amphipod found in many caves around the world (more info on the beast :

Since then, in collaboration with other research groups, administrations and industrial partners we included environmental monitoring developments in our research strategy, and developed a serie autonomous devices with easy-to-use software. Our stations and loggers are typically installeld in harsh environements, operate on battery with month to years autonomy and with network connectivity (Cellular, LoRa,…) whereas possible.