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Towards an Environmental Internet of Things [IoT]

Hart, Jane K. and Martinez, Kirk (2015) Towards an Environmental Internet of Things [IoT] Earth and Space Science, 2, pp. 1-7.

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The Internet of Things is a term which has emerged to describe the increase of Internet connectivity of everyday objects. While wireless sensor networks have developed highly energy efficient designs they need a step change in their interoperability and usability to become essential tools in the study of our environment. This paper shows how Internet of Things (IoT) can be seen as a natural evolution of environmental sensing systems. We discuss the different styles and examples of IoT systems and illustrate the key technical challenges ahead. We describe a future connected world and discuss the role of environmental and Earth science sensing, web, and Internet technologies.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 April 2015
Published date: 15 May 2015
Keywords: sensor web, environmental sensor networks
Organisations: Earth Surface Dynamics


Local EPrints ID: 377197
ISSN: 2333-5084
PURE UUID: 0fa816cc-62e1-41b3-8d0c-6ccb4ee55abb
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ORCID for Kirk Martinez: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 02 Jun 2015 13:44
Last modified: 03 Aug 2017 05:23

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