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. (doi:10.1002/2014EA000044).


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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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1002/2014EA000044
ISSNs: 2333-5084 (print)
Keywords: sensor web, environmental sensor networks
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Organisations: Earth Surface Dynamics
ePrint ID: 377197
Date :
Date Event
7 April 2015Accepted/In Press
15 May 2015Published
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 13:44
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 06:08
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