Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Fiona Regan
Noel E. O'Connor
Alan F. Smeaton
Leonardo Gualano
B. Heery
Ciprian Constantin Briciu Burghina
Edel O'Connor
Jian Zhang
Tim Sullivan

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
estuarine multi modal sensing sensor networks biosensors salinity prediction and modelling decision making environmental monitoring data fusion

Improving data driven decision making through integration of environmental sensing technologies (2013)

Abstract Coastal and estuarine zones contain vital and increasingly exploited resources. Traditional uses in these areas (transport, fishing, tourism) now sit alongside more recent activities (mineral extraction, wind farms). However, protecting the resource base upon which these marine-related economic and social activities depend requires access to reliable and timely data. This requires both acquisition of background (baseline) data and monitoring impacts of resource exploitation on aquatic processes and the environment. Management decisions must be based on analysis of collected data to reduce negative impacts while supporting resource-efficient, environmentally sustainable uses. Multi-modal sensing and data fusion offer attractive possibilities for providing such data in a resource efficient and robust manner. In this paper, we report the results of integrating multiple sensing technologies, including autonomous multi-parameter aquatic sensors with visual sensing systems. By focussing on salinity measurements, water level and freshwater influx into an estuarine system; we demonstrate the potential of modelling and data mining techniques in allowing deployment of fewer sensors, with greater network robustness. Using the estuary of the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, as an example, we present the outputs and benefits resulting from fusion of multi-modal sensing technologies to predict and understand freshwater input into estuarine systems and discuss the potential of multi-modal datasets for informed management decisions.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Biological Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Biological Sciences: Biosensors

Full list of authors on original publication

Fiona Regan, Noel E. O'Connor, Alan F. Smeaton, Leonardo Gualano, B. Heery, Ciprian Constantin Briciu Burghina, Edel O'Connor, Jian Zhang, Tim Sullivan

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Fiona Regan
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 101
 
2
Noel E. O'Connor
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 449
 
3
Alan F. Smeaton
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 475
 
4
Leonardo Gualano
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 8
 
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Brendan Heery
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 31
 
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Ciprian Constantin Briciu Burghina
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 12
 
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Tim Sullivan
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 8