As part of the IRTG Virtual Seminar Series on GIScience – Bridging Theory and Application there will be a talk on June 8th by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Monika Sester from the University of Hannover to give a talk about Geosensor networks. The talk will be published online as a podcast later in June.
Abstract of the talk:
Geosensor networks for the observation and monitoring of environmental phenomena are a recent trend in GIScience. What is new – as opposed to traditional geodetic networks – is the fact that different sensors act independently, have the capability to communicate and thus the network is able to operate beyond the individual sensors’ capabilities. In this way, the network as such is more than the sum of the individual sensors. Besides their own position, geosensors capture information about the environment, such as temperature or humidity. In the context of engineering geodesy, sensor networks are used for monitoring purposes, e.g. to observe and monitor georisks such as landslides. In the talk, different aspects of geosensor networks are presented using examples from research at the institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics (ikg).
During summer semester 2012 the IRTG Joint Virtual Seminars will focus on stimulating local and international collaborative efforts in Geographic Information Science, Computing Technology and Engineering.