Environmental data can enable important advances in science, medicine and policy. However, only limited resources are currently available in many developing countries. The way it is currently implemented, environmental monitoring is based on macro-infrastructures that use carefully calibrated and highly accurate professional equipments which are sparsely deployed at a relatively small number of fixed locations by official organizations. This creates a visibility gap that may be bridged through micro-infrastructures based on complementary sensing technologies and systems. The purpose of this workshop is to learn more about and discuss the use of wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring. Wireless sensor networks require low power and are not dependent on any existing network. It is also a low-cost technology. The vast range of sensors that can be connected to the devices makes them flexible for many different applications such as air quality, water quality and soil moisture monitoring.

The workshop targets telecommunication administrations, regulators, operators and international experts, and other parties interested in learning more about and discussing advanced wireless communication solutions for environmental monitoring.


This activity has been supported by the following organisations:


The ICTP Agenda has an updated version of the programme here.


A total of 30 participants, from more than 20 different countries, participated in this activity. The complete list can be found here.


For general queries about the programme/activity, please contact smr2225(AT)ictp.it

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