4ONSE: four times open monitoring system for sensing the environment

Presenter : Massimiliano Cannata

Type: Oral

The availability of complete, quality and dense monitoring hydro-meteorological data is essential to address a number of practical issues including, but not limited to, flood-water and urban drainage management, climate change impact assessment, early warning and risk management, now-casting and weather predictions. Thanks to the recent developments (Internet Of things, big data, Internet diffusion, etc.) non-conventional monitoring system based on low cost and open technologies may be a great opportunity either as a complement to standard and authoritative monitoring systems or as a vital data source in regions where traditional observation networks are in decline or missing.
For these reasons the 4Onse project aims to progress beyond the state of the art, providing detailed information on open challenges found in literature for these kind of open and non-conventional systems, specifically data quality, metadata accessibility and standardization. This will be achieved by integrating and further developing the available technologies to implement a fully open system: open data using CKAN, open standard using SOS, open hardware using Arduino and open software using istSOS. Such system will be deployed in an experimental monitoring system composed of about 30 stations which will be analysed in term of data quality; system durability; management costs; performances; sustainability. Moreover the suitability of this type of system will be evaluated in existing climatic-dependent management practices to understand its applicability, advantages and limitations.
The talk will discuss this topic and present the first outcomes of the project.