Establishing low cost aquatic monitoring networks for developing countries

Trevathan, Jarrod, Atkinson, Ian, Read, Wayne, Johnstone, Ron, Bajema, Nigel, and McGeachin, James (2010) Establishing low cost aquatic monitoring networks for developing countries. In: Proceedings of Wireless Communications and Information Technology in Developing Countries Conference (327), pp. 39-50. From: Wireless Communications and Information Technology in Developing Countries Conference, 20 - 23 September 2010, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Effective monitoring of natural resources in developing countries is vital to ensuring the sustainability of the environment and major industries such as aquaculture. Sensor networks are a promising technology that can be employed to remotely gather real-time data on important environmental parameters. This data can be exploited by operators/policy makers to better manage environments and maximize the production from aquaculture ventures. However, developing countries face numerous problems in deploying and using sensor network technology. The main issues include cost, limited technological infrastructure, and inexperience with collecting, storing and analyzing data. This paper examines these issues and defines the level of quality that would be sufficient for providing developing countries with usable environmental data. We describe how a country’s existing infrastructure can be combined with scalable middleware (SAL) to integrate disparate technologies. We also present results from a test sensor network featuring heterogeneous technologies that is being used for environmental monitoring.

Item ID: 11969
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: sensor networks aquaculture; enabling technologies; middleware integration platform; communications infrastructure
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ISBN: 978-3-642-15475-1
ISSN: 1868-4238
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2010 03:19
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8998 Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services > 899803 Management of Water Consumption by Information and Communication Services @ 50%
89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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