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The MESSAGE Project: A Mobile Environmental Sensing System Across Grid Environments

Jeremy Cohen, Robin North

MESSAGE is a large e-Science Pilot project (~£4m) jointly funded by EPSRC and the DfT. The project is developing infrastructure to support wireless sensing of environmental data and the processing of this data using e-Science techniques. We will present an overview of the project and the field trials that are planned for various locations around the UK. We will then look in detail at the project's e-Science architecture and the London field trial that involves the development of high performance pollution sensors that are to be fitted to vehicles in central London to carry out pollution sensing. The pollution sensors form nodes in a mobile wireless sensor network from which the data is gathered and processed to offer vastly improved pollution information to stakeholders than is currently available. The talk will conclude with a demonstration of the current prototype pollution sensing infrastructure.

Date and time: 
Wednesday, 12 March, 2008 - 11:00
45 minutes