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Sensor Web

Time frame: 01.2010 to 05.2010


Description: The aim of this project is to develop community-driven services for focused and geo-referenced monitoring of water supply and sanitation coverage in support of the specific objectives of the UN-Habitat project 'h2.0 Monitoring Services to Inform and Empower'. A Human Sensor Web is the combination of a community of individuals who report observations through existing, widespread mobile communication technology and a set of (web) services that provide means to disseminate observations made by the community and means to receive feedback to individuals, specific user groups and civil society. The Human Sensor Web enables quantitative measures of user impact and perception, and develops feedback mechanisms to support water management services.

Time frame: 12.2009 to 12.2012


Description: The project 'Flexible and Efficient Integration of Sensors and Sensor Web Services' (NRW.IKT – Sensor Web) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for NRW (contract number N 114/2008) of the European Union. It is a joint project with the Institute for Geoinformatics (IfGI) of the University of Muenster and aims at facilitating the integration of geosensors into the Sensor Web.

Time frame: 10.2009 - 02.2011

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Description: The Sensor Web community developed and adapted existing SWE applications for the Wupperverband (Water Body, Germany). The Wupperverband project involves developing a web-based system which provides access to and allows the visualization of sensor data time series. The Sensor Observation Service provides access to sensor data that is captured by weather stations or water gauges which are operated by the Wupperverband. Client applications based on the OX Framework enable the visualization of the data collected (e.g. combination and superimposition of time series of water levels, runoff, rainfall, etc). Furthermore controllable cameras and an alert service to supervise a water storage basin via the Sensor Planning Service and Sensor Alert Service have been implemented.

Time frame: 09.2009 to 12.2010

Description: This project has been commissioned by the Service Centre Information Technology of the BMVBS (DLZ-IT BMVBS) at the German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW). In addition, the Wupperverband is involved in the practical project work. The aim of the project is to advance the currently existing SWE implementations and to apply the SWE technology in the hydrological domain.

Time frame: 06.2009 - 06.2009

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Description: Within this project, 52°North supported the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) executive committee of the Netherlands, GEONOVUM, by providing Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Training. This comprised the creation and provision of training material in a public Wiki and conducting a two day training session.

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